Imagine a sitting vice president of the United States raising money for the opponent of one of the few Native American women to run for Congress.

This election is that important.

Vice President Mike Pence spoke at an America First rally in Kansas City and raised money for Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kansas. He said he was there to thank the people of Missouri and Kansas for supporting President Trump “every day since the election” and said it will soon be the one and one-half year mark since Trump took office. ‘It’s been a year and half of promises made, promises kept,” Pence said.

It’s those very promises that is basis of Sharice Davids’ candidacy for Kansas’ 3rd congressional district. Davids, Ho Chunk, is one of four Native American women running for the U.S. House of Representatives. She tweeted last week about Pence's record on LGBT rights and other issues and said he was "a direct threat to the inclusion and equality that I stand for."

As the Kansas City Star put it: Pence’s fundraising trip is a sign that Yoder’s” re-election is a high priority for the national party.”

Indeed. At first glance a vice president raising money for an incumbent makes no sense. Yoder already has collected more than $2.23 million this cycle. That compares to only $128,000 that Davids has raised so far.

However Emily’s List, a group that supports women candidates who are Democrats, said it will spend an additional $400,000 promoting Davids. Emily’s List endorsed Davids in May.

The district is mostly urban, representing some 95 percent of the voters, and it’s the most liberal region in Kansas.

After the event Davids tweeted: “It was an honor to work alongside so many today & amplify the voices of inclusion & opportunity standing against VP Mike Pence.”

Responses to "Vice President Pence raises money against Native American candidate for Kansas"

  1. Unknown says:

    wish you luck

  2. Unknown says:

    The Ancestors are Proud... You keep putting your feet, one in front of the other as many of us were raised to do... I am in Oregon but would support your running as a Woman and also as a Sister in kind!!!

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