Already, two Democrats have announced their candidacies against Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Overland Park) in the politically marginal Kansas City-anchored district: 2016 nominee Jay Sidie and Iraq War veteran Joe McConnell. This week, children’s healthcare clinic attorney Andrea Ramsey joined the Democratic field. Mr. Sidie held Rep. Yoder to a 51-41% re-election margin, but Hillary Clinton actually carried the district 47-46% over President Trump, thus giving Democrats some hope of flipping the seat in 2018. Mr. Yoder was first elected in 2010, after Democrats held the largely metropolitan seat for six terms in the person of former Rep. Dennis Moore (D-Kansas City).
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