ICYMI: Rep. Sharice Davids Wraps Tour of the New Kansas Third, Connects with Communities Across the District
This week, Representative Sharice Davids kicked off her campaign with a district-wide tour of all five counties in the new Third Congressional District. Davids met with community members, families, business owners, farmers and ranchers across the Third District to hear their priorities and discuss her work to lower costs for Kansas families.
“It was great to meet with Kansans from all corners of the Third District,” saidDavids. “From Wyandotte to Anderson County, Kansans want the same things: they want lower costs, they want our small businesses to thrive, and they want an independent representative who is going to focus on the issues that matter. I look forward to bringing folks together and working across the aisle to get things done for the Kansas Third.”
Here’s what Kansans across the Third District were reading and watching as Rep. Sharice Davids connected with their communities:
Kansas City Star: ‘Building a lot of relationships’: Davids campaigns for rural votes in redrawn district
“Repeatedly, when Davids is asked about the new voters who have been added to her district she answers the same way: she will listen and learn. With four months until the November general election, that promise has become a prominent part of her campaign.
Davids began her speech at Casa Somerset by acknowledging the task ahead, calling the meet and greet the ‘beginning of really building a lot of relationships up in the new parts – particularly in the new parts – of the Kansas 3rd Congressional District.’
‘We don’t need another divisive, extremist voice in Congress because all that does is take us backwards. I think we all know that I have an opponent who has aligned herself with some of these extremist politicians,’ Davids told supporters at her campaign launch, before noting Adkins’ longtime connections to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
A self-described centrist, [Brian] Biggs said he doesn’t decide who to vote for until the day before the election. Biggs said he didn’t know much about Adkins, but called Davids ‘impressive’ based on what he had read about her.
‘As far as I know, she’s off to a good start,’ Biggs said.”
WIBW: Rep. Davids visits Miami Co. on tour of her new Third Congressional District
“On Wednesday, July 6, U.S. Congresswoman Sharice Davids (D-KS) says she visited Miami County as part of her tour of all five counties in the new Third Congressional District. She said she met with community members, business owners, farmers and ranchers to discuss how she can best help Kansans.
‘I had a great day in Miami County talking to folks about the progress we’ve made–on infrastructure, on lowering costs for farmers and ranchers, and on helping our small businesses thrive,’ said Davids. ‘Folks in Miami County are tired of the division and partisan games, and they want real, independent leadership that gets things done.’”
“‘I think the folks in Kansas are really concerned they have representatives that are actually going out to D.C. and representing the folks here in Kansas,’ Davids said.
At Sandhills Brewing in Mission, Davids spoke to supporters on issues like lowering the cost of prescription drugs, climate change and infrastructure.
‘I’m willing to work with Republicans and Democrats. If it’s going to be good for Kansas, good for the Kansas 3rd, I’m willing to work with anybody,’ Davids said.”
For a roundup of the stops Davids made in each county, click below: