Midterms Usher Wave Of Young, Democratic Women Of Color Into House

08 November, 2018, 06:30 | Author: Lucy Floyd
  • Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Much has been made of 2018's "year of the woman" status, as Democrats carried female voters by 19 points last night, exploiting a (+15) gender gap to win back the House and pick up a number of governorships.

Deb Haaland, also a Native American, was also elected a congresswoman. He was first elected in 2012.

We'd been hearing for months about the record number of women running for office, and last night, voters turned out for them.

Omar served a single term in the Minnesota state legislature before she won Minnesota's Fifth District. Sylvia Garcia and Veronica Escobar are Texas' first Latina congresswomen.

Election Day in the United States has come to an end, with the overall landscape becoming clear.

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Tlaib was elected Tuesday to serve Michigan's Thirteenth District seat, which includes the Detroit area. She was especially nonplussed by how the Democratic Party hadn't been rallying around her.

More than 100 women were projected to win seats in the House of Representatives, easily shattering the record.

Raised by a single mother army veteran and a member of the Wisconsin-based Ho-Chunk Nation, Davids was a fellow in the Obama White House. Sharice Davids, who won a House seat in a conservative Kansas district, is an openly gay Native American lawyer with a background in mixed martial arts fighting. Pressley asked on Tuesday night, garnering cheers.

The result is nevertheless impressive for the 28-year-old former bartender and self-described democratic socialist, who rocketed onto the national stage by knocking off 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in June's Democratic primary.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's surprise victory in the June congressional primary in NY shook up Washington and the Democratic Party.

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Horner added: "I am so excited, together we celebrate girl power with our fans and the next generation and everyone is welcome!" And the four will send social media into a meltdown with a mock news bulletin in which they poke fun at their personalities.

Ocasio-Cortez is the daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and a Bronx-born father and grew up in a working-class community.

Pressley, who was set to take over the Seventh Congressional District, told NewsOne shortly before her landmark victory in September that her years serving on the Boston City Council as its first African-American woman prepared her for this moment.

In races still too close to call, Abrams, if elected, would become the first female African-American governor in USA history, and in Arizona's competitive Senate race, the state will elect either Republican Martha McSally or Democrat Kyrsten Sinema as the state's first woman to serve in the chamber.

Tennessee gained the state's first woman in the Senate as Marsha Blackburn defeated former Gov. Phil Bredesen. Nine women will call various governors' mansions across the USA home. Iowa elected its first female governor, Kim Reynolds (who was the incumbent but she had been appointed to the position), along with its first-ever female state representatives, 29-year-old Abby Finkenauer and Cindy Axne, both of whom beat out their male Republican incumbent opponents.

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