South Dakota Indians back Clinton for president
Sen. Barack Obama (D-Illinois) has the support of elected tribal leaders in South Dakota but some Indian voters are still backing Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-New York) for president.

"I think many Native Americans support Hillary Clinton because she is genuinely interested in our issues," Lyn Wilson-Pine, who is from the Pine Ridge Reservation, told The Rapid City Journal. "I have faith in her."

Vince Rafal, who is Alaska Native and lives in Rapid City, also said he backs the former first lady. "The Clintons are hard workers who understand that the government should be run based upon a professional, not personal, basis," he told the paper

Former President Bill Clinton was in Rapid City on Saturday to campaign for his wife. Obama plans to visit the state this Friday in advance of the June 3 primary.

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