NM Politics with Joe Monahan: The Native Difference

Something a bit historic is happening in the early going in the Dem race for Congress. Large sums of money from Native America tribes and pueblos here and outside the state is starting to flow to Haaland, who would be the first Native American woman ever elected to the US House.

There have been questions about the tribes coming through for her, but that seems put to rest based on an examaination of her first finance report. Take a look:

NM's Santo Domingo Pueblo made one of the many $2,700 Indian Country primary contributions that flowed to Haaland, the maximum allowed by law. Matching that amount were the Washington state tribes Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe, the Grand Traverse Band of Ottowa And Chippewa Indians and the Swinomiosh Tribal Community. Back here, Isleta Pueblo gave her $2,700 as did the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians in California.

And how about this? Dem State Rep. Deborah Armstrong, a very close associate and ally of Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the frontrunner for the '18 Dem Guv nomination, gave Haaland $1,000. Does that tell us anything about where Grisham stands on this contest? You tell us.

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READ ENTIRE POST: Tuesday, July 18, 2017