Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids Holds Abortion Rights Advantage Over Republicans

A recent note from political intelligentsia and experts doesn't hold much hope for flipping this district.

 Turns out so-called "reproductive freedom" is the linchpin issue that is likely to keep her in office.

Here's part of the theory . . .

But in an area of the state where abortion has proven to be an albatross for Republicans, some in the party see the district as a long shot.

“It’s a sacrificial lamb situation, in my opinion,” Stephanie Sharp, a former Kansas Republican consultant, said to The Hill about the GOP primary.

Democrats have seen success with the issue of abortion in Kansas, just as they have in other red states like Kentucky and Ohio. A majority of voters in the Sunflower State opposed an anti-reproductive rights referendum last year in what has come to be seen as a harbinger of the GOP’s disappointing performance in the midterms.

“A smart Republican will not let the word abortion come out of their mouth right now,” said Patrick Miller, a political science professor at Kansas University. “The anti-abortion rights position is not popular in suburbia.”

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GOP finds tough Kansas foe in Democrat Sharice Davids

Kansas Republicans face an uphill battle in their effort to oust the lone Democrat representing their state in Congress. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has targeted Rep. Sharice Davids (D-Kan.), who in 2022 handily won reelection to Kansas's 3rd Congressional District, which represents most of Kansas City and some of its suburbs.