Midterm results: Sharice Davids holds on to congressional seat in Kansas

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Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kan., talks to supporters after defeating Republican candidate Amanda Adkins for Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District seat Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Overland Park, Kan. Ed Zurga/AP

Midterm results: Sharice Davids holds on to congressional seat in Kansas

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Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS) secured a return to Congress by defeating former state GOP chairwoman Amanda Adkins (R-KS) in Kansas’s 3rd Congressional District.

The district which voted for Joe Biden over Donald Trump 51.2%-46.7% in 2020, covers the Kansas City suburbs of Overland Park and Olathe and was the second time in a row Davids beat Adkins.

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First elected in 2018 during the “blue wave” when Democrats picked up 41 seats in the House, Adkins has focused her congressional career on transportation and infrastructure among other topics, by serving as vice chairwoman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Adkins had attempted to attach Davids to President Joe Biden, but ultimately the congresswoman was able to not be brought down by the unpopular leader.

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