[Marxism] "Daschle Gets His Own Nader"

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
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 
Nader problem.

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. . . .

<http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50162-2004Apr4.html>   *****
-- 
Yoshie

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