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Oglala Sioux man receives GOP backing for House run

The South Dakota Republican Party is putting its support behind Bruce Whalen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe who is running for the U.S. House.

Whalen is the only Republican candidate in the race. That means he won't face a challenger in the June 6 primary and will advance to the November 7 general election.

Whalen wants to unseat Rep. Stephanie Herseth, a Democrat who has received the overwhelming majority of Indian votes in elections. He says Indian values are more in line with the Republican agenda.

South Dakota has one Congressional seat.

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