Dem Sharice Davids unseats Yoder in key Kansas House race

Democrat Sharice Davids is projected to win Kansas’s 3rd District, a big win for Democrats in a suburban area that narrowly rejected President TrumpDonald John TrumpRussia's election interference is a problem for the GOP Pence to pitch trade deal during trip to Michigan: report Iran oil minister: US made 'bad mistake' in ending sanctions waivers MORE in 2016.

Davids, an attorney and former professional mixed martial arts fighter, unseated four-term Rep. Kevin YoderKevin Wayne YoderKansas Senate race splits wide open without Pompeo Mike Pompeo to speak at Missouri-Kansas Forum amid Senate bid speculation Yoder, Messer land on K Street MORE (R-Kan.) in his Kansas City-area district.

Davids, a former White House fellow, is set to make history as one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, particularly in a cycle that many view as another “Year of the Woman.”

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Democrats had been fiercely targeting this suburban district, which was seen as a crucial part of the party’s path to taking back the House.

The 3rd District has recently moved more to the center after voting for Republican presidential nominees by significant margins in 2008 and 2012, but backing Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump rips Krugman, NYT after columnist writes GOP no longer believes in American values Klobuchar jokes to Cuomo: 'I feel you creeping over my shoulder' but 'not in a Trumpian manner' Dems seek to rein in calls for impeachment MORE by a single point in 2016.

Despite the president’s defeat in the district, Yoder has been a strong Trump ally, voting for the GOP’s tax law and authoring a bill that would secure funding for the border wall.