Native American organizations line up behind Kathleen Williams and Steve Bullock in Montana
Left of Center
Native Americans are supporting Democrats Kathleen Williams and Steve Bullock in what appear to be record numbers. Multiple endorsements and strong get out the vote efforts in Indian Country are playing a unique and critical factor in this year’s election due to the size of Montana’s Native American population, estimated at 7-10% of voters in the state.
“There is no ethnic group in America that has paid a higher price than Native Americans for Washington’s failure to respond to the coronavirus pandemic,” said Blackfeet Tom Rodgers, a Montana native, activist, and longtime Capitol Hill staffer for former Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT).
Montana has eight federally recognized tribes, and Native Americans are looking for the strongest opposition to President Trump’s mismanagement of the pandemic. Internal polling and focus group results from allied non-profit organizations this year indicate healthcare is the top polling issue for Native American swing voters.
For Left of Center’s full report, click HERE.
For interview with Tom Rodgers on Left of Center Radio, click HERE.
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