Navajo presidential race features crowded field

In this Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 photo, Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly, left, talks with presidential candidate Kenneth Maryboy, as they wait to speak at the Navajo Nation presidential candidate debate sponsored by the Native American Business Organization in Tempe, Ariz. There are 17 candidates in the Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 primary election for Navajo Nation president, where voters will determine which candidates continue to the Nov. 4, 2014 general election. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Seventeen candidates are running for president of the Navajo Nation, a post that wields important influence on the country’s largest American Indian reservation.

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