Obama endorses Davids in Kansas 3rd race against Rep. Yoder

October 1, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama has endorsed Democrat Sharice Davids in her race against Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder in an eastern Kansas congressional district.

Obama included Davids on a tweeted list Monday of more than 250 candidates he endorsed across the nation. Davids was the only Kansas candidate listed.

The ex-president, a Democrat, tweeted that he was endorsing candidates running “to expand opportunity for all of us and to restore dignity, honor, and compassion to public service.”

Davids is a Native American and LGBT lawyer who was a White House fellow during Obama’s administration.

President Donald Trump tweeted his full endorsement of Yoder in July. Yoder is seeking a fifth term in the Kansas-City area 3rd District.

Democrat Hillary Clinton narrowly carried the district in the 2016 presidential race.

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