In a surprise move, Kansas socialist and Democrat congressional candidate Sharice Davids is now off the back bench if a national Democratic committees has its way.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Friday named Davids to its “red-to-blue” list of top-tier candidates, which makes her eligible for organizational and fundraising help, staff resources and candidate training.
The decision is seen as questionable by political observers as all other candidates running on a socialist/marxist agenda were defeated across the nation in Tuesday’s primaries.
Davids, from Kansas City, Kansas, won Tuesday’s six-way Democratic primary and will take on incumbent GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder in the general election. Davids, an attorney, is the state’s first lesbian congressional nominee.
Contrary to media reports, Davids is not the first Native American nominee. That milestone goes to Charles Curtis a Republican from Topeka who spoke Kaw before he spoke english and who won a House seat in 1892. In 1907 he was elected to serve as a Kansas Senator and he would later elected Vice President of the United States from 1929 to 1933.
Committee chairman Ben Ray Lujan said in a statement that Davids has the grassroots energy and momentum to move the seat from Republicans to Democrats.
The Kansas City Star reports the committee on Thursday began airing a television ad in the Kansas City market supporting Davids.