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Ex-MMA fighter Sharice Davids could become first lesbian Native American congresswoman

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Democrat Sharice Davids waves at her supporters at a Democratic event in Kansas City, Kan., Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. She added her name Wednesday to her party's increasingly diverse slate of candidates advancing to the November ballot. Davids, who would be the first gay, Native American elected to Congress, narrowly won a six-way primary in her eastern Kansas district, shattering the mold for a congressional primary winner in conservative Kansas and embodying the range of ethnicities and sexual orientations of Democratic candidates running throughout the country this fall. (Shelly Yang/The Kansas City Star via AP)
Democrat Sharice Davids waves at her supporters at a Democratic event in Kansas City, Kan., Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. She added her name Wednesday to her party's increasingly diverse slate of candidates advancing to the November ballot. Davids, who would be the first gay, Native American elected to Congress, narrowly won a six-way primary in her eastern Kansas district, shattering the mold for a congressional primary winner in conservative Kansas and embodying the range of ethnicities and sexual orientations of Democratic candidates running throughout the country this fall. (Shelly Yang/The Kansas City Star via AP)

If Sharice Davids prevails in November, she would represent several firsts in Congress.

She would be the first lesbian congresswoman from Kansas.

She would be one of the first Native American women in Congress. (Deb Haaland, who won the Democratic primary in June in a blue district in New Mexico, could also be elected in November.) And she would be the first congresswoman who was once a professional mixed martial arts fighter. Read more from the New York Times.

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