Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM) at the House podium. (C-SPAN)

During a House committee meeting on Friday, as first-term Representative Deb Haaland (D-NM) presided over the floor of the House, Republican Representative Rodney Davis of Illinois asked the House to recognize the history that Haaland was making.

Davis stated:

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Democratic Representative Sharice Davids of Kansas and Representative Deb Haaland of New Mexico (Sharice for Congress and Deb Haaland for Congress)

Indian, American Indian, Native American, Native, Indigenous, Aboriginal or First Nations, the designation given by the United States government and popular culture for the Indigenous peoples of the Americas evolved since first contact over 500 years ago.

During that time, the United States was born, grew and evolved as well.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 20: Ann Coulter speaks onstage during Politicon 2018 at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Politicon)

Far-Right political commentator Ann Coulter is known for saying incendiary things to get the media's attention.

That's just what she did after what was, all in all, a successful 2018 midterms for the Democrats. One of the most stunning outcomes is that of the Kansas gubernatorial race, which saw Democrat Laura Kelly defeat Kris Kobach by seven points in the mostly Republican state.

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OVERLAND PARK, KS - NOVEMBER 05:Democratic candidate for Kansas's 3rd Congressional District Sharice Davids, is greeted by supporters during a rally at a field office on November 5, 2018 in Overland Park, Kansas. Davids is running against Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Democrat Sharice Davids, an attorney and economics adviser, won the race for Kansas' Third District, which includes Johnson and Wyandotte counties and parts of Miami County. Davids received 53.3 percent of the vote. Her opponent, the incumbent Representative Kevin Yoder, received 44.2 percent of the vote.

A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, Davids is the first Native American woman elected to Congress. She might share that distinction with New Mexico Democrat Deb Haaland if Haaland prevails in her House race tonight. She is also the first LGBT politician to represent Kansas at the federal level.

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Democratic candidate for Kansas’ Third District Congressional race Sharice Davids. (Flickr photo provided by Sharice Davids for Congress campaign)

*This article has been updated.

On Tuesday afternoon, Native Twitter began to spread news first reported by The Kansas City Star concerning Sharice Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. Davids is the Democratic candidate for Kansas' Third Congressional District challenging the Republican incumbent, Representative Kevin Yoder.

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