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Published On: Thu, Nov 8th, 2012

NAVAJO REPUBLICAN KNOCKS OUT DEMOCRATIC INCUMBENT BEGAYE

Nov. 8 | By : NP staff writer

A huge blow to the Democratic base in Northern Navajo Nation.

FARMINGTON, NM РThe day after the election, Sharon Clahchischilliage blows out State Representative Ray Begaye from the Shiprock district. The former Director of the Navajo Nation Washington Office won 5,669 votes, beating Begaye who only got 3,469 votes. According to the San Juan County elections office.

(Also Read: EXPENSE REPORT: NM State Rep. Ray Begay Lies to a News Reporter)

Clahchischilliage told the Farmington Daily Times, “I am so relieved. This is a big break through. To beat a 14-year seniority state representative, it says a lot,” said Clahchischilliage.

After Begaye’s mishaps with his spending receipts on his travel, it seemed to all fall apart. Begaye held his seat since 1999, he was recently caught lying to TV reporters in New Mexico, who questioned and uncovered some mishaps in his travel expenses.

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NAVAJO REPUBLICAN KNOCKS OUT DEMOCRATIC INCUMBENT BEGAYE