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MT. PLEASANT, MICHIGAN - The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan is hosting a fundraising reception for Derek Bailey, who is running for Congress, this Thursday, December 15 at the Ziibiwing Cultural Center, located at 6650 East Broadway Street.
Bailey is running for the Democratic Party's nomination for the Michigan District One Congressional seat. Bailey, 39, is the current chairman of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians.
He will face at least one other candidate in the Democratic field in the Michigan primary election next August 7. Gary McDowell, a former Michigan state representative announced in mid-September his candidacy for the nomination.
"We have a goal for fundraising by the end of the year and we are on track to meet that goal," Bailey told the Native News Network last week. "The fundraiser at the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe is one of the fundraisers we will have to help meet the goal."
"Mr. Bailey is running for Congress with the position of 'Building Bridges' as his approach. Derek, is one of the most poignant and sincere individuals I have had the privilege of working with," commented Frank Cloutier, who is the public relations director of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.To donate to the Bailey campaign, go to www.DerekBaileyforCongress.com.
WHAT: Bailey for Congress Fundraiser
WHEN: Thursday, December 15
TIME: 5:30 pm est
WHERE: Ziibiwing Cultural Center
6650 East Broadway Street.
posted December 13, 2011 6:00 am est
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