Obama most popular candidate among Navajo voters

Navajo leaders in Shiprock, New Mexico, are seeking to lure Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama to the reservation, citing his popularity among local voters.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson (D) has been a strong supporter of Indian issues but Donald Benally, a Shiprock Chapter official, said people in the community are leaning towards Obama. "He's quite an orator," Benally told The Gallup Independent.

The chapter plans to contact Obama's campaign to invite him to the reservation. The chapter also plans to ask former New York City Mayor Giuliani, a Republican, to speak to tribal voters.

In the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections, Navajo voters overwhelmingly chose the Democratic candidates.

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Navajos to invite Obama, Giuliani (The Gallup Independent 6/14)

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