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 TrumpBiden, Sanders lead field in Iowa poll The Memo: Cohen fans flames around Trump Memo Comey used to brief Trump on dossier released: report MORE in 2016.

Davids, an attorney and former professional mixed martial arts fighter, unseated four-term Rep. Kevin YoderKevin Wayne YoderGOP lawmakers call for autopsy on 'historic losses' New House GOP campaign chairman lays out challenges for 2020 Dems play ‘Let’s make a deal’ with Nancy Pelosi 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 ClintonMemo Comey used to brief Trump on dossier released: report Trump will likely win reelection in 2020 Lanny Davis says Nixon had more respect for the Constitution than Trump 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.