Sunflower State Journal: “This is good ground for U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids.”
After kicking off her campaign with a tour of all five counties in the Kansas Third, the Sunflower State Journal detailed the energy surrounding Rep. Sharice Davids’ re-election bid, both in old and new territory. The Journal stated Davids’ campaign launch was, “packed wall to wall with supporters abuzz with excitement,” and detailed the consistent support surrounding Davids’ candidacy since 2018.
The Sunflower State Journal spoke with multiple folks who met with Davids during her district-wide tour, many of whom were impressed by Davids’ efforts to connect with their communities, commitment to bipartisanship, and work to bring down costs for Kansas families.
On the other hand, the Sunflower State Journal reported Amanda Adkins’ enduring connection to extremist former Gov. Sam Brownback “drew boos” from voters.
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“This is good ground for U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids.
At the end of a sweltering afternoon last week, Davids launched her reelection at a Mission family-run microbrewery packed wall to wall with supporters abuzz with excitement.
It was a reminder of the enthusiasm that Davids captured in a bottle in 2018 when she emerged as an unknown candidate to overcome five Democratic primary opponents and upset Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder in the general election.
‘One of the most important things I can do is show up and listen,’ Davids told reporters before starting her campaign swing through the district.
‘There are so many people in a lot of ways who have not felt heard in a really long time,’ she said.
‘I am looking forward to getting out to the new parts of the district – Franklin County, Anderson County – meeting people and learning as much as I can,’ she said.
‘I think the folks in Kansas are really concerned about making sure they have representatives that actually are going out to D.C. and representing the folks here in Kansas and not anyone else,’ she said.
[Judy Davis-Cole] said the more people who meet Davids and ‘get to see how down to Earth she is and how hard she wants to work, I think maybe we can change some minds.’
She added, ‘We’re in a turbulent time and people in both parties are critically looking at their parties now and which way they want to go.
‘I really think there are a lot of people on the Republican side that don’t like what’s happening, and they are looking at a different approach…’”