The number of inspiring primary wins by women candidates this year is an exciting development and a great sign that the women of this country have zero intention of being told how to conduct themselves by clueless old white men.
In a season of big political news, the hits keep coming. This week, Sharice Davids, an Ivy League-educated attorney and former professional mixed martial arts fighter, won the Democratic nomination for a House seat in Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District.
If Davids manages to defeat Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in November, she could join New Mexico’s Deb Haaland as the first Native American women ever elected to Congress.
Davids would also become the second-ever openly lesbian member of Congress, after Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin.
A former Obama White House fellow, she won Tuesday’s primary with 37% of the vote.
I love that Davids has the muscle and the fighting spirit to win. I would also pay to see her Republican opponent get in the ring with her.
The Third Congressional District of Kansas is home to more than 670,000 people throughout Johnson, Miami and Wyandotte Counties in eastern Kansas. Are these voters ready for change? Change is here, ready or not.