#NATIVEVOTE16-Tom Cole Says He’s More Worried About Clinton than Trump

Guest Commentary Published May 16, 2016 By Mark Trahant / TrahantReports So what is a Republican candidate for Congress to do? Support Donald Trump and some of his nonsensical policies? Or back a third-party candidate who has little chance of winning? Oklahoma’s Tom Cole says a simple decision. He said he’s a Republican. He’s on the […]

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#NATIVEVOTE16 – Feelin’ the Endorsements, What Newspapers Say

Guest Commentary By Mark Trahant Trahant Reports Over the past four decades (did I really write that?) I have spent a lot of time on the question of endorsing candidates. At large newspapers, and small ones, my colleagues and I have taken that task seriously. We invite candidates in, hear them out, read everything possible, and […]

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NATIVEVOTE#16 Measuring Contributions of $25 or Less

  Guest Commentary Mark Trahant / TrahantReports Let’s turn the world upside down. A “normal” political story might examine finances for political candidates starting with who raised the most money, where it came from, and what that means for their prospects at the ballot. Money equals success. I am not going to do that. Instead I am […]

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Tribes in Montana and North Dakota Went on Record Last Week “Endorsing” Candidates

Guest Commentary Published April 25, 2016 By Mark Trahant / TrahantReports The Salish Kootenai Tribe endorsed Denise Juneau’s bid for Congress. Juneau is scheduled to visit all of Montana’s reservations during the month. (Previous: Denise Juneau, It’s Really Good To be Here.) Tribal chairman Vernon Finley said on Montana Public Radio that it’s not common for the tribe to […]

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#NATIVEVOTE16 – Chase Iron Eyes Runs in North Dakota Out of “Necessity”

Guest Commentary Mark Trahant / TrahantReports Published April 3, 2016 Chase Iron Eyes will officially announced his candidacy for Congress Friday at the North Dakota Democratic Convention. “I’m running for Congress out of necessity,” he told Prairie Public Radio Thursday night. “I take a look around and I see that our government is broken, and I […]

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#NATIVOTE16—Republicans Aren’t Getting Much Attention or Votes from Indian Country

Guest Commentary By Mark Trahant – TrahantReports.com Published March 28, 2016 Who’s winning Indian Country this presidential election season? On social media it is an intense debate. Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters point to Iowa, Oklahoma, Michigan, Nevada, and, after this weekend, Washington, Hawaii, and Alaska, as evidence that Natives are “feeling the Bern.” But Hillary […]

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