In tonight’s final debate for the Third Congressional District of Kansas, Representative Sharice Davids showed clearly why her approach and vision has earned her the support of voters in the Kansas Third, and how longtime Brownback advisor Amanda Adkins’ fringe positions on reproductive rights and economic issues are too extreme for this community.
During the debate hosted by Fox4 KC and the Kansas City Star, Davids highlighted her successful, bipartisan record on everything from health care to infrastructure to manufacturing job creation. While Davids has stood up to her party to push for cost relief, Adkins’ economic record includes supporting Sam Brownback’s devastating “tax experiment” that blew a hole in Kansas’ budget, resulting in teacher and law enforcement layoffs across the state.
Adkins’ contradictory and evasive position on reproductive rights was exposed for what it is: out of step with a district that voted to protect the right to choose 2-to-1 in August. Adkins made no attempt to answer for her endorsement of a Congressional agenda that would ban all abortions without exception for rape, incest, or life of the mother.
“Tonight, Rep. Sharice Davids showed that her bipartisan approach works and her priorities are in line with the voters of the Third District,” said Ellie Turner, spokesperson for Sharice for Congress. “On the other hand, whether we’re talking about economic issues, reproductive rights, or defending democracy, the people of the Third District cannot trust Amanda Adkins to stand up for them.”