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 TrumpDC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' DC board rejects Trump Hotel effort to dismiss complaint seeking removal of liquor license on basis of Trump's 'character' Mexico's immigration chief resigns amid US pressure over migrants MORE in 2016.

Davids, an attorney and former professional mixed martial arts fighter, unseated four-term Rep. Kevin YoderKevin Wayne YoderK Street giants scoop up coveted ex-lawmakers Kansas Senate race splits wide open without Pompeo Mike Pompeo to speak at Missouri-Kansas Forum amid Senate bid speculation 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 ClintonYoung Turks founder says Democrats should avoid repeat of 2016 and pick a progressive Young Turks founder says Democrats should avoid repeat of 2016 and pick a progressive Trump highlights polls that showed Clinton beating him by double digits 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.