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Kansas: Kansas District and Sharice Davids

kansas: Sharice Davids won the Democratic primary even though her closest primary opponent, Kansas labour attorney Brent Welder, picked up the endorsement of Vermont Sen, according to Toronto Star. Bernie Sanders. Davids, who would be the first gay, Native American elected to Congress, narrowly won a six-way primary in her eastern Kansas district, shattering the mould for a congressional primary winner in conservative Kansas and embodying the range of ethnicities and sexual orientations of Democratic candidates running throughout the country this fall. Danielle Hull Robinson / The Associated Press Notably, the 38-year-old lawyer and activist from Kansas City, Kansas, is among a wave of gay, bisexual and transgender candidates running the vast majority as Democrats including at the top of the ballot in key states. Roughly 200 LGBT candidates are expected to be on the November ballot across the country for state and federal office, the most ever, according to Sean Meloy, senior political director of the LGBTQ Victory Fund, a non-partisan political advocacy group. Voters in the third congressional district have sent a clear message to the nation Fairness and tolerance are Kansas values, said Tom Witt, executive director of Equality Kansas, a LGBT advocacy organization. ( As reported in the news.