Democrat Sharice Davids went down in history on Tuesday night as the first Native American woman elected to Congress, with New Mexico’s Deb Haaland expected to pull off a similar victory. Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, became the first LGBT person to represent Kansas after defeating four-term incumbent Republican Rep. Kevin Yodert, who was endorsed by President Trump. The 38-year-old activist, lawyer, and former women’s MMA fighter had 53 percent of the vote to Yodert’s 45 with 484 of 628 precincts reporting. Haaland, a Democrat and a member of Pueblo of Laguna, was also on track to give Native American women a win in New Mexico, where she had a major lead late Tuesday against Republican Janice Arnold-Jones for the state’s 1st congressional district.
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