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U.S. Midterm elections: a historic number of Native women running for office

06.11.18 / This year’s midterm elections see a hundred Native American candidates running for public office, and more than half are women. Fifty-two indigenous women are running for legislatures, Congress and state wide offices.

Democrat Deb Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico, appears to be a solid lead in her district. If elected, she will be the first Native American woman to hold a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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