Congressman Brad Carson gets tribal endorsement in his bid for the US Senate
Tuesday, October 26th 2004, 10:38 am
By: News On 6
Democratic US Senate Candidate Brad Carson got a big endorsement Tuesday from several of Oklahoma's largest Native American tribes.
News on 6 anchor Terry Hood says our latest "Oklahoma Poll" shows Democrat Brad Carson leading Republican Tom Coburn by seven points. Carson's campaign hopes that margin will grow after Tuesdayâ€™s endorsement in downtown Tulsa.
The elected leaders of the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Muskogee-Creek Nations gathered at the Convention Center to announce their support for Carson. Together, they represent more than 400,000 Native Americans, about 10% of Oklahoma's population.
Of course, not all tribes are backing Carson. Fort Sill Apache Tribe Chairman Jeff Houser and Seminole Nation Chief Ken Chambers both endorsed Republican Tom Coburn Monday.