KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) – WDAF-TV hosted a debate between candidates running to represent Kansas’ 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday night, where incumbent U.S. Representative Sharice Davids (D) faces challenger Amanda Adkins (R) in a rematch of a 2020 race.
A replay of the debate is available on demand in the video player on this page.
Davids is Kansas’ only Democratic representative in Congress and ran unopposed in the August primary. Adkins is a former Kansas Republican Party chair and a former Cerner executive, who won her primary easily by defeating John McCaughrean by a 77%-23% margin.
Davids beat Adkins by a 54%-44% margin in 2020, winning by just over 41,000 votes. The race dynamics may be different on Nov. 8 following redistricting. The Associated Press reports that while President Joe Biden would have won the redrawn district, his margin would have been about half of the 10% he won by in the old district.
WDAF’s John Holt and Christel Bell along with 4Star Politics host Dave Helling moderated the debate inside our studio Tuesday night.