WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama, raising money for his campaign among tribal leaders, says he wants American Indians to be "full partners" in the economy.
Obama was meeting in Washington with about 70 to 75 supporters from Native American tribes. Democratic officials say the fundraiser benefits the Obama Victory Fund, a joint committee of the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Tickets started at $15,000.
Obama told participants that he has worked to include American Indians in his administration and he wants Native Americans to be "full partners in our economy."
Obama raised more than $220 million for his re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee in 2011. The president returned to Washington after completing a three-day, five-state trip following his State of the Union address.
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