Rep. Sharice Davids Wins First Debate

Tonight, Representative Sharice Davids showed Kansans why they chose her over longtime Brownback advisor Amanda Adkins last election, and why they will do it again in November.

During the debate hosted by the Shawnee Mission Post, KCUR, and Kansas City Public television, Davids highlighted her strong bipartisan record, her successful push to lower prescription drug costs for Kansans, and the clear contrast on economic issues between her and Adkins, who worked alongside Sam Brownback as he decimated the state budget. 

Adkins also struggled to defend her contradictory and evasive positions on reproductive rights during the debate, with no clear answer on why she endorsed a Congressional agenda that would ban all abortions without exception for rape, incest, or life of the mother.

“Tonight, voters saw two different paths for Kansas: one that places partisanship over people and one that continues to move our state forward by working together on tough issues,” said Ellie Turner, spokesperson for Sharice for Congress. “Whether on economic issues, reproductive rights, or defending democracy, Rep. Sharice Davids clearly showed that her independent approach works and her priorities are in line with the voters of the Third District. Amanda Adkins cannot say the same.”

Davids will participate in a second debate on Tuesday, October 25 at 7pm CT, hosted by Fox4 KC and the Kansas City Star.