Vice President Biden Endorses Native Candidate Sharice Davids for Congress

Vice President Joe Biden

Published October 9, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — On Monday, Vice President Joe Biden endorsed Sharice

Davids for Congress in Kansas’ Third District.

“The people of Kansas deserve a representative who understands their concerns and shares their struggles,” Vice President Joe Biden said. “Sharice lives those struggles herself and has focused her career on creating opportunities for middle-class families to get ahead. That work will continue in Congress, where Sharice will reach across the aisle to get things done for her district and our country. She’ll work hard to expand access to healthcare, to protect people with pre-existing conditions, and to make sure everyone has opportunities to succeed.”

Sharice Davids is one of two American Indian women seeking to be elected to Congress in 2018

“It is an honor to have the endorsement and support of Vice President Joe Biden,” Sharice Davids said. “Vice President Biden and I share a commitment to service and a strong desire to expand the opportunities available to everyone. He understands the need for affordable healthcare, quality public education, and civil discourse among our leaders. I look forward to working together with him to create a better future for the Third District.”

Davids, a tribal citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation, won the Democratic nomination in Kansas 3rd Congressional District on August 8, 2018. Davids will face incumbent GOP Congressman Kevin Yoder in the general election in November.

Davids is one of two American Indian women running for Congress. Deb Haaland (Laguana Pueblo) is running in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional district. Given there has never been an American Indian woman in Congress, Indian Country is rooting for both candidates.


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