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California tribes pour money into GOP campaigns

A new political committee formed by six California tribes has spent its money on Republican candidates, The Palm Springs Desert Sun reports.

Team 2006 was formed by the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, the Pechanga Band of Luise�o Indians, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation, the Soboba Band of Luise�o Indians and the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. They have donated more than $3 million to the committee.

So far, the committee has spent $1 million, all on Republican candidates, according to documents reviewed by the paper. Daniel Tucker, the chairman of the Sycuan Band, said the tribes will support candidates who "understand the challenges facing Native Americans" and "care about moving California's economy forward."

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