"Woman Loses Bid to Lead Navajos"

"Lynda Lovejoy, a state senator in New Mexico, and her running mate, Earl Tulley, have lost their bid to become the first woman and the first environmental leader to lead the Navajo Nation, the largest American Indian tribe.

In running for president, Ms. Lovejoy lost to the current Navajo vice president, Ben Shelly, who won 52 percent of the vote to her 47 percent with most votes counted. Both campaigns had emphasized the need to diversify the economy of the Navajo reservation, where coal mining and coal-fired power plants have provided jobs and a large source of revenue but have also led to serious health and environmental problems."

Mireya Navarro reports for the New York Times November 3, 2010.


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