Former Congressman J.C. Watts to lobby for UKB

Former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts, who was the only African-American Republican in Congress, will lobby on behalf of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokees.

Watts will represent the tribe on economic development issues -- but that doesn't include gaming. "That's above my pay grade," Watts told The Oklahoman.

The 10,000-member UKB is a rival to the much-larger Cherokee Nation.

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Watts to seek development for small tribe (The Oklahoman 4/16)