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Wed Aug 8, 2018, 09:06 AM

Kansas Dems choose Sharice Davids to challenge Rep. Kevin Yoder for seat in Congress

Source: The Kansas City Star

Sharice Davids could make history in November after Kansas Democrats selected the Johnson County attorney as their nominee for a race that could help decide control of the U.S. House.

Davids, the winner of a six-way primary race, would be the first Native American woman elected to Congress if she prevails over U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, the incumbent Republican from Overland Park, in the general election.

She also would be the first openly LGBT person to represent Kansas at either the federal or state level.

Davids won Tuesday’s hotly contested and crowded Democratic primary by capturing 37 percent of the vote, edging out her closest competitor in Brent Welder, who received 34 percent, by 2,088 votes.



Read more: https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/election/article216160795.html



She pulled it out in the middle of the night. The most satisfying result so far this primary season.

CONGRATULATIONS!

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Reply Kansas Dems choose Sharice Davids to challenge Rep. Kevin Yoder for seat in Congress (Original post)
George II Aug 8 OP
lapucelle Aug 8 #1
Bengus81 Aug 8 #3
lapucelle Aug 8 #4
George II Aug 8 #5
lapucelle Aug 8 #6
lapucelle Aug 8 #10
heaven05 Aug 8 #2
Lulu KC Aug 8 #27
lapucelle Aug 8 #7
ehrnst Aug 8 #14
NurseJackie Aug 8 #8
Gothmog Aug 8 #9
sheshe2 Aug 8 #11
sheshe2 Aug 8 #12
ehrnst Aug 8 #13
lapucelle Aug 8 #16
ehrnst Aug 8 #17
lapucelle Aug 8 #19
ehrnst Aug 8 #20
OKNancy Aug 8 #24
workinclasszero Aug 9 #34
Cha Aug 8 #18
Cha Aug 8 #15
solara Aug 8 #21
brer cat Aug 8 #22
solara Aug 8 #30
brer cat Aug 8 #31
solara Aug 8 #32
brer cat Aug 8 #23
Cha Aug 9 #33
obamanut2012 Aug 8 #25
GaryCnf Aug 8 #26
TexasTowelie Aug 9 #35
Skidmore Aug 8 #28
George II Aug 8 #29

Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 09:15 AM

1. Vox still has Welder leading with 63% in.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 09:19 AM

3. Nope,she won by 3% with 100% of the votes in.........

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Response to Bengus81 (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 09:22 AM

4. I wonder what happened to Vox's up to the minute coverage?

Decision Desk just put a check next to Sharice's name as well!

https://decisiondeskhq.com/results/key-kansas-primaries/

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 09:22 AM

5. Yes. The final numbers came in just after 9AM Eastern - this is 100%

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Response to George II (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 09:27 AM

6. It's 9:26 and Vox still has Welder leading.

It's odd.

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Response to George II (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 09:49 AM

10. It was a good night for the Democratic wing of the Democratic party.

I wonder what the next move will be for democratic socialists?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 09:18 AM

2. BAM!!! I love it

another one that the minor faction leader and his 'rising star' tried to destroy wins!!!!!!!!! My choice beat the hell out of another acolyte from the minor faction leader in our huge tent called the Democratic Party. No one is being fooled by that democratic socialist bullshit. Go Sharice!!!!!!!

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 12:52 PM

27. Yes

If I see "justice democrats" I think angry white guys pretending to be democrats to help Trump. It's just getting more and more visible.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 09:35 AM

7. Last night was ...interesting,

It's a shame that Dr. Jill did her dirty work in Ohio and deprived the people in the district of a Democratic representative and gave Trump another victory".

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 10:16 AM

14. Indeed. (nt)

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 09:40 AM

8. Outstanding!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 09:47 AM

9. Yeah

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 09:51 AM

11. I just saw that she won won won!!!!

I can't tell you how happy I am this morning.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 09:57 AM

12. ;)



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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 10:14 AM

13. Kansas turns towards progress! (nt)

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 10:21 AM

16. Isn't it remarkable that a Native American lesbian activist

is cast by some as "the establishment"?

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 10:26 AM

17. Yeah, sort of like "Planned Parenthood" being an "establishment group."

At least when it's politically expedient to demonize them to progressives....

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #17)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 10:32 AM

19. Did you know that Emily's List is centrist organization

according to some?

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #19)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 10:41 AM

20. Well some people think that 1/4" to the right of them on anything whatsoever

is "Centrist" and "Corrupt."

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #16)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 11:56 AM

24. It's disgusting.

I get so worked up reading nasty tweets from so-called progressives. They better vote for her in the general.

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Response to lapucelle (Reply #16)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:58 AM

34. Talk about irony

Jeez.

Our dem winner looks progressive as heck to me.

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 10:27 AM

18. Yes, and Hillary won Kansas District 3 in 2016!

And, now Sharice has a good chance!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 10:20 AM

15. Mahalo, George!


Democratic congressional candidate Sharice Davids spoke to supporters Tuesday night at Breit’s Stein and Deli in Kansas City, Kan. Luke Harbur -

https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/election/article216160795.html



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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 11:10 AM

21. When she wins, Sharice Davids would not be the first Native American woman in Congress

Deb Haaland of New Mexico also has an extremely good chance

(CNN) "Deb Haaland has won the primary for New Mexico's 1st Congressional District, CNN projects, putting her on track to become the first Native American woman in Congress." June 6, 2018

Haaland was born in Winslow, Arizona.She is a member of the Laguna Pueblo people.

"Haaland earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of New Mexico in 1994. She earned her Juris Doctor in Indian law from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 2006. She served as the tribal administrator for the San Felipe Pueblo from January 2013 to November 2015. She was elected to a two-year term as the Chair of the Democratic Party of New Mexico in April 2015. During her tenure, New Mexico Democrats regained control of the New Mexico House of Representatives."

If elected in November, Haaland would become the first Native American woman in the United States Congress, representing New Mexico's 1st congressional district in the 2018 elections.

Hopefully Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids will both win.. Two Native American women in Congress for the first time - what a wonderful affirmation!! Congratulations to both women!!

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Response to solara (Reply #21)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 11:17 AM

22. Two great candidates,

and I'm sure they will be happy to share that "first" status!

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Response to brer cat (Reply #22)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 05:36 PM

30. Two great candidates for real

I just didn't want Deb Haaland's accomplishment to be lost in the excitement

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Response to solara (Reply #30)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 05:41 PM

31. Absolutely not.

We have some very exciting new comers this year. The diversity in the Democratic Party is awesome!

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Response to brer cat (Reply #31)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 05:45 PM

32. Diversity!! I love this!!

It's a very exciting silver lining for sure.. and what a difference our blue tsunami will make. Life changing for all of us.

GOTV!!!!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 11:20 AM

23. Congratulations to Sharice!

She is one of the most exciting Democratic candidates we have today!

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Response to brer cat (Reply #23)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 06:54 AM

33. So True, brer!

And, in honor of that I'm going to kick this thread on her brilliant win!




Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 12:05 PM

25. NA Woman, civil rights attorney, ex MMA fighter badass pol

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 12:26 PM

26. Let me offer this as a call out to anyone similarly situated

 

I don't know if I qualify as a "Welder folk" but I might

Regardless, Sharice Davids is the nominee and she will get my enthusiastic support.

Cook moved the race to tossup which means there is zero excuse for doing anything less.

It will be in the form of money because I'm pretty sure going me going door to door in Kansas would cost us votes and probably get me shot, but this becomes a race which we can accomplish two important goals

1. WIN (the most important goal); and,

2. Stand with the LGBTQ community which has stood with us.

Fight

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Response to GaryCnf (Reply #26)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 03:09 PM

35. Thank you for supporting Sharice.

I'm certain that she appreciates your support also. Let's turn that district blue!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 01:02 PM

28. So pleased she won.

She's a fighter.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #28)

Wed Aug 8, 2018, 01:11 PM

29. Yes she is:

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