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Kerry announces Edwards as pick for vice president

Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry (Massachusetts) has chosen Sen. John Edwards (North Carolina) as his running mate.

Kerry made the announcement at a campaign rally in Pittsburgh. The two will make an appearance later today.

Edwards has received generally positive reviews from tribal leaders in North Carolina. He supports the Lumbee Tribe's bid for federal recognition.

"Edwards has a courageous relationship with the Lumbee Indians in North Carolina," The Native American Times said in an editorial. "Against the wishes of some, including the Eastern Cherokees he has pushed for recognition of the large tribe."

Get the Story:
Opinion: Edwards good pick for Indian Country (The Native American Times 7/6)
Kerry Taps Edwards for Running Mate (The Washington Post 7/6)
Kerry Embraces Former Rival, Citing 'Courage and Conviction' (The New York Times 7/6)

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