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The 2020 Elections Have Already Been Historic For Women Seeking Political Office In Kansas & Missouri

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Republican candidate for Kansas' 3rd Congressional District Amanda Adkins was one of several women who advanced out of last week's primary elections.

Female candidates in the Kansas City region are making their mark. All five Democratic congressional nominees from Kansas are women.

Former Vice President Joe Biden has selected a running mate for his campaign for the White House. If he's elected, Sen. Kamala Harris would be the first African American and woman to be vice president.

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