Rep. Tom Cole
(R-Oklahoma), the only Native American in Congress, says President Barack Obama
is running a great re-election campaign
“They’re running a great race, well-conceived and well put together,” Cole, a member of the Chickasaw Nation
, told Politico.
Despite his party affiliation, Cole has frequently praised Obama and his administration. From the Cobell settlement
to the nomination of Kevin Washburn
, a fellow Chickasaw, the Republican has offered favorable words for the president's Indian record.
He also told Politico that the Obama's election in itself is cause for celebration.
“This is a huge thing in American history,” Cole said of the first African-American president.
Cole has appeared with Obama at signings for pro-tribal bills and even spoke at the annual White House Tribal Nations Conference.
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