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House Hopeful Told Go ‘Back to the Reservation’ by GOP Official

Sharice Davids, a Democratic candidate running to represent the 3rd congressional district of Kansas was the target of a malicious message on Facebook by a local Republican official, The Kansas City Star originally reported.

Michael Kalny, a Republican precinct committeeman sent a message on Facebook attacking Davids’ sexuality, her career as former mixed martial arts fighter and her heritage to Anne Pritchett, president of the Johnson County Democratic Women’s North Chapter stating, “Your radical socialist kick boxing lesbian Indian will be sent back packing to the reservation!!!!!!!!!!!”

Credit kansascity.com

He continued, “Little Ms. Pritchett – you and your comrades stealth attack on Yoder is going to blow up in your leftist face,” Kalny wrote. “The REAL REPUBLICANS will remember what the scum DEMONRATS tried to do to Kavanaugh in November.”

Davids a former MMA fighter, is an out Lesbian and a Native American, however, she did not grow up on a reservation, but in Kansas’ 3rd district where she is in a tight race with Republican opponent U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder.

Davids has not shared a response to the verbal attack on her social media accounts, but she has pushed forward with an endorsement from former Vice President Joe Biden.

“The people of Kansas deserve a representative who understands their concerns and shares their struggles,” Biden said. “Sharice lives those struggles herself and has focused her career on creating opportunities for middle-class families to get ahead.”

“That work will continue in Congress, where Sharice will reach across the aisle to get things done for her district and our country. She’ll work hard to expand access to healthcare, to protect people with pre-existing conditions, and to make sure everyone has opportunities to succeed.”

Sarafina Wright is a political correspondent for EBONY.com. Previously she served as the editor of the WI Bridge and staff writer at the Washington Informer in Washington, DC, covering business, education, health and politics. She attended Howard University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. When she’s not writing professionally she can be found blogging at www.sarafinasaid.com. Sarafina can be reached at swright@ebony.com.