May 06, 2008

Clinton and Obama support Lumbees

Election '08:  Chelsea stumps for mom in regionThe 28-year-old Clinton quickly got down to politics, tailoring her brief remarks for the welcoming audience.

“I fundamentally believe my mom will be the best president for all of us,” Clinton said. “The best president for the Lumbee tribe because she supports federal recognition.”

Legislation to grant recognition to the tribe has been approved by the U.S. House of Representatives and is headed for a possible Senate floor vote later this spring, Goins said.

Hillary Clinton and her primary opponent, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, support the tribe’s petition to the federal government, Goins said.
Comment:  For more on the subject, see The 2008 Presidential Campaign.

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