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Two tribal members seek South Dakota House seat

In what may be a first in the nation, two tribal members are running for South Dakota's lone Congressional seat.

Bruce Whalen, a member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, is running as a Republican and has the support of the state party. He is currently touring the state to promote his campaign against incumbent Rep. Stephanie Herseth (D).

Terry Begay, a member of the Navajo Nation, is running as an independent. He previously ran in 2004 and 2002 but lost.

Herseth, a Democrat, is popular among tribal members. In the 2004 and 2002 races, she received an overwhelming number of votes on the state's reservations.

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Bruce Whalen official running for U.S. House (AP 4/21)

Relevant Links:
Bruce Whalen for Congress -
Stephanie Herseth for Congress -
South Dakota Republican Party -

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