Only three Democrats drawn to 'Prez on the Rez'

Only three Democrats will participate in the "Prez on the Rez" forum today on the Morongo Reservation in California.

All the candidates were invited. But only New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, former Sen. Mike Gravel and Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Illinois said they could attend.

The front runners -- Sens. Hillary Clinton of New York, Barack Obama of Illinois and former senator John Edwards of North Carolina -- said they had scheduling conflicts. Clinton also had concerns that tribes in California are opposing labor unions.

"If they won't come talk to us now, they certainly won't be responsive to us if they get in the White House," Kalyn Free, the organizer of the forum, told Gannett News Service.

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