Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton is once again vying for the Native American vote.
Hidden deep in her campaign’s website, Native Americans in support of Clinton can join a "Native Americans for Hillary" group and sign up to host a "meeting or house party." They can also "join a local Native American event," the website reads.
Following registration, an automated email is sent to supporters. The email reads: “With your help, we will show that the Native American community across the country is Ready for Hillary!”
Since she announced her candidacy more than a week ago, Clinton, who unsuccessfully ran for president in 2008, has not publicly stated whether she’ll stump at any of the country’s 325 reservations while on the campaign trail.
In her 2003 autobiography, "Living History," Clinton claimed to have Native American heritage. She wrote that her maternal grandmother belonged to a family with “French Canadian, Scottish and Native American ancestry.”
Clinton isn’t the only presidential candidate who’s hoping to garner the Native American vote. A Twitter account in favor of the Republican candidate Senator Rand Paul was launched earlier this month with an avatar reading, “Native-American For Rand.”
Paul’s proposed budget in 2011 called for the elimination of funding to the Bureau of Indian Affairs. At that time, Paul, who is a medical doctor by trade, sought to cut the Indian Health Services budget by half.