Rep. Frank Pallone, advocate for tribes, considers Senate run

Rep. Frank Pallone (D-New Jersey), the longtime vice chair of the Congressional Native American Caucus, is considering a run for Senate, The New York Times reports.

“I’ve always been interested in the Senate,” Pallone told the paper. “And I’m going to continue to explore that.”

Pallone would be running for the seat being vacated by Sen. Frank Lautenburg (D-New Jersey), who is retiring at the end of next year.

Pallone sits on the House Natural Resources Committee and has supported tribes on land-into-trust, self-determination, health and gaming issues. He also sponsored a bill to eliminate the use of Indian mascots in public schools.

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