Former ‘Ultimate Fighter 20’ Hopeful Sharice Davids Elected to Congress

Former ‘Ultimate Fighter 20’ Hopeful Sharice Davids Elected to Congress

Sharice Davids has won the race for Kansas' 3rd congressional district against incumbent Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder, making history.

Their projected victories mark the start of a new chapter in the United States political system as they will be the first ever Elected Female members of Native American Descent.

Haaland will replace Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who vacated the seat to run for governor, and Davids will unseat Kansas GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder.

Kansas candidate Sharice Davids won a congressional seat, becoming the first openly lesbian and Native American woman to be elected to the House of Representatives. Davids was 1-1 as a pro and 5-1 as an amateur in MMA. "Tonight, New Mexico, you are sending one of the very first Native American women to Congress".

New Mexico was the last state to enfranchise Native Americans. On Tuesday, that state elected Haaland to Congress. In North Dakota, ID requirements that demand voters provide identification with a "provable street address" in order to cast a ballot meant many from the Lakota Nation and other tribes had to scramble in the eleventh hour to come up with proper ID before heading to the polls. She did not face a challenger in the general election, making her the first black member of the House of Representatives from MA.

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In her victory speech in September, she said: "These times demanded more from our leaders and from our party".

"It is such a historic time for native women". When she's sworn in, she'll be the youngest women to ever serve in Congress. Davids and Haaland received support from the group.

And New Mexico's Deb Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, stomped her Republican challenger Janice Arnold-Jones by more than 22 points. Davids, who graduated from Cornell University, began fighting as an amateur in 2006 and turned professional in 2013.

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