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Navajo Nation Presidential Hopefuls To Be Decided In Primary Election

Some of the presidential candidates are featured in this gallery. There are 18 candidates running for president of the Navajo Nation. The primary election takes place Aug. 28. (Submitted photos/Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times via AP, file/Larry Thompson/Navajo Nation Council Office of the Speaker via AP/Rick Bowmer, file/AP Felicia Fonseca and Jon Austria/The Daily Times via AP, file)

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This undated photo provided by the Navajo Nation Council Office of the Speaker shows Tom Chee, a candidate for Navajo tribal president. Navajo voters have a record 18 candidates to choose from in Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 presidential primary. The top two vote-getters move on to the November general election. (Larry Thompson/Navajo Nation Council Office of the Speaker via AP)

By: Larry Thompson

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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, Navajo Nation Vice President Jonathan Nez speaks during during a news conference in Salt Lake City. Navajo voters have a record number of candidates to choose from in the Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 presidential primary election. The race has drawn 18 candidates with the top two vote-getters moving on to the November general election. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)

By: Rick Bowmer

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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2014, file photo, Native American Navajo Nation Vice president, Rex Lee Jim, poses for the media outside of the Drouot's auction house prior to the contested auction of Native American Navajo tribe masks in Paris. Navajo voters have a record number of candidates to choose from in the Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 presidential primary election. The race has drawn 18 candidates with the top two vote-getters moving on to the November general election. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file )

By: Francois Mori

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FILE - In this May 12, 2015, file photo, Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye gives his inaugural speech at Fighting Scouts Events Center in Fort Defiance, Ariz. Navajo voters have a record number of candidates to choose from in the Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 presidential primary election. The race has drawn 18 candidates with the top two vote-getters moving on to the November general election. (Alexa Rogals/The Daily Times via AP, file)

By: Alexa Rogals

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FILE - In this April 21. 2015, file photo, Navajo Nation presidential candidate Joe Shirley Jr. thanks his supporters after losing the special election to Russell Begaye at Nakai Hall in Window Rock, Ariz. Navajo voters have a record number of candidates to choose from in the Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 presidential primary election. The race has drawn 18 candidates with the top two vote-getters moving on to the November general election. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times via AP, file)

By: Jon Austria

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Navajo Nation presidential candidate Emily Ellison speaks to audience members after a forum at the tribe's casino east of Flagstaff, Ariz., on July 27, 2018. Navajo voters have a record 18 candidates to choose from in Tuesday's presidential primary. The top two vote-getters move on to the November general election. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca)

By: Felicia Fonseca

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