A record-breaking 6 Native candidates were elected to Congress on Tuesday
November 9, 2020
Six Native American and Native Hawaiian were elected to the House of Representatives on Tuesday — a record-breaking number.
Democratic Representative Sharice Davids won reelection in Kansas, CBS News projects. She defeated Amanda Adkins, becoming the only Democrat representing Kansas in the House.
In Hawaii, Democratic candidate Kaiali'i Kahele defeated his Republican challenger Joe Akana, CBS News projects. Kahele will be only the second Native Hawaiian to represent the state in Congress.