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Five Democrats vie for new Blaine County Commission seat


September 18, 2002

Even if the election is overturned, a special election Thursday to fill a new seat on the Blaine County Commission may prove a point and improve relations between Native Americans and non-Indians, several of the candidates say.

"It will demonstrate to the county and state that Native Americans are interested in filing for this office," M. Dolores Plumage said.

Plumage is one of five Native Americans, all Democrats, who filed as candidates in the new commission district, made up mostly by the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation. The others are Janice Hawley, Carletta Benson, Ruben Horseman and W...

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