Washington, DC Congressional candidate Sharice Davids won a crowded primary in Kansas Tuesday night and will now face anti-LGBTQ incumbent Kevin Yoder in a race considered pivotal to winning a pro-equality majority in the U.S. Congress come November. Hillary Clinton won her district in 2016 and Democrats consider it one of the key pickup opportunities this cycle. If elected, Sharice will be the first openly LGBTQ member of Congress from Kansas and the first Native American woman to serve in Congress.
"This victory shows the fighting spirit Sharice brings to her campaign and the progressive issues she cares about so Kevin Yoder should be worried," said Mayor Annise Parker, President & CEO of LGBTQ Victory Fund. "While Sharice speaks about inclusion and representing all her constituents, Kevin is chumming it up with Mike Pence, embracing the divisive and unproductive agenda that dominates the White House and so much of Capitol Hill. Sharice will break down barriers with a win in November and add a desperately needed perspective to the halls of Congress. She will become a historic first, but more importantly, she is determined to push forward positive solutions for Kansans and all Americans."
From a news release