Amanda Adkins wins the Republican primary in Kansas’ 3rd District

Adkins wins the Republican primary in Kansas’ 3rd District
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45-year-old Amanda Adkins of Overland Park defeated Adrienne Vallejo Foster, Sara Hart Weir, Mike Beehler, and Tom Love and will face first-term incumbent Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids in the November general election.

Adkins is vice president of strategic growth at the medical records firm Cerner Corporation and former chairwoman of the Kansas Republican Party.

Adkins stressed her support for President Donald Trump. Her campaign got a boost from a political action committee financed largely by her father. Davids received national attention as a Native American and openly LGBTQ candidate in 2018 and she’s already raised more than $3.8 million for her re-election campaign.