Rep. Sharice Davids gained pseudo-celebrity status when she ousted Kansas Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder 54 percent to 44 percent and flipped this seat from red to blue in 2018. A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Davids is not only one of the first Native American woman to serve in the House but the first openly LGBTQ Native American elected to Congress, and first openly gay person to be elected from Kansas. Davids is an attorney, a former MMA fighter, and served as a White House fellow during the final year of President Barack Obama’s Administration.
Why this race is competitive and critical to the balance of power in 2020:
- DCCC Frontline Member
- Minority representing majority white district
- Won less than 55 percent of the vote in 2018
- District Trump lost by 1 point in 2016 | PVI Republican +4
- Rated Lean Democratic