Tribal campaign contributions on the rise in 2012 election cycle
Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Tribes have contributed $3.25 million in the 2012 election cycle, a big increase over 2008, with the lion's share going to President Barack Obama
and the Democratic party.
Obama alone has received about $750,000 from tribes for his re-election campaign
, The Los Angeles Times reports.
"President Obama is a promise keeper," Cherokee Nation
Chief Bill John Baker told the paper.
According to the paper, tribal donors to Democratic causes include the Morongo Band of Mission Indians
($135,800), the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians
($126,600) and the Tulalip Tribes
Tulalip Chairman Melvin R. Sheldon Jr. indicated his tribe will probably donate even more as the election approaches.
In 2008, tribes contributed $356,400.
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