Sharice Davids (Ho-Chunk) Knocks Off Incumbent: Becomes First American Indian Woman Elected to Congress

Sharice Davids is one of two American Indian women seeking to be elected to Congress in the midterm election.

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Published November 6, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – History was made Tuesday when Sharice Davids, a tribal citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation, was elected to Congress. She became the first American Indian woman ever elected to Congress. Although, Davids bragging rights will be short-lived because Deb Halaand is expected to win the 1st Congressional District seat in New Mexico later this evening.

Her projected victory came about 9 pm -CST as MSNBC announced the victory.

Davids beat incumbent Kevin Yoder, who was favored to win the race in late summer. During the third week of September, Davids pulled even with Yoder in polls and since then outpaced him in almost all polls.

Davids, who was raised by a single-working mother, a postal worker, became an attorney and worked as an Obama fellow during the last year of the Obama adminstration.

 

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