[Marxism] "Daschle Gets His Own Nader"
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Tue Apr 6 10:24:57 MDT 2004
***** Daschle Gets His Own Nader
By Brian Faler
Monday, April 5, 2004; Page A04
Thomas A. Daschle (D-S.D.) has what some Democrats might call a Ralph
The Senate minority leader, who was already facing a tough reelection
fight this year, must now contend with a Native American newspaper
publisher who has decided to run for Daschle's seat as an independent.
Tim Giago, editor and publisher of the Lakota Journal, announced that
he is ditching his plans to run in the state's Democratic primary --
where he probably would have been trounced -- and, instead, will
challenge Daschle and Republican John Thune in the general election.
Giago told the Argus Leader, a newspaper in Sioux Falls, S.D., that
the decision will help focus public attention on Native American
concerns. "Our issues need to be analyzed, put on the table and
discussed," he said. Giago needs to collect more than 3,000
signatures to get his name on the ballot.
His decision likely will complicate Daschle's bid. South Dakota is
home to about 60,000 Native Americans, the vast majority of whom vote
Democratic. Thune, a former congressman, lost his 2002 bid to unseat
Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) by just 524 votes. Johnson won
overwhelmingly among Native Americans. . . .
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