July 12, 2008

Tears, cheers for Native candidate

Titla:  The audacity of inclusionThe responses are full of excitement. "I just got goose bumps," said a woman in Williamson Valley, north of Prescott, where I was attending an open house for candidates.

"It amazes me that it hasn't happened yet," said another woman after I spoke at a meeting of the National Association of Women Business Owners in Phoenix.

"I started crying," said a third woman in Tucson after I gave a keynote speech for Native American Wellness Day.

They are responses to the announcement when I'm elected to the Arizona congressional District 1 seat. I'll be the first Native American woman ever elected to Congress.

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