The 2018 midterms were a historic night for women

Lamar Ellis
November 8, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez could lose her title of the youngest woman elected to Congress in a matter of hours.

Though a few months older than Ocasio-Cortez, Abby Finkenauer of Iowa, along with fellow candidate Cindy Axne, won a different distinction as the first women Iowa has ever sent to the House.

In January, both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House will feature a far different makeup than previous years, as voter turnout surged this cycle.

"I am so honoured to share both the ballot and the stage with the many visionary, bold women who have raised their hand to run for public office", said Ayanna Pressley, who became the first black woman elected to Congress from MA.

Idaho gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan also lost her race to become the country's first Native American governor.

Another two Democrats made history as the first Latinas elected to Congress from Texas, a deeply red state.

She is one of a handful of congressional candidates this year who identified as democratic socialists.

Women made history in the 2018 midterm elections. For example, the next Congress will feature a record number of women of color, as well as a record number of non-incumbent women, according to the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics.

"We know more women will be going to Congress. and there will be sisters waiting for them who will lift them up".

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Democrats won seats stretching from suburban Washington , New York and Philadelphia to outside Miami, Chicago and Denver. Americans are voting for all 435 seats in the House and 35 out of 100 seats in the Senate, a as well as state governors.

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MI attorney Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from Minnesota won their races handily to become the first Muslim women elected to Congress, with Omar being the first Somali-American to join the ranks.

In the House, 237 women were on the ballot as major-party candidates.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Pardee '11) is the youngest woman ever elected to the United States Congress after winning New York's 14th Congressional District, comprised of the Bronx and Queens, on November 6, 2018.

Chris Pappas just became the first openly gay person to represent the people of New Hampshire.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, could be the youngest woman elected to Congress, and represented a surge of Democrats challenging more senior and established members of the party.

Kansas Democrat Sharice Davids became the first Native American woman elected to Congress, defeating Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder.

Another important trend from this year's exits (and any year's) is how gender interacts with race and education. Wallace also suggested Ingraham was being hypocritical, saying that if she gives Republicans credit for keeping the Senate, she must also give the Democrats credit for flipping the House.

"Thanks to you, tomorrow will be a new day in America", Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic leader, said.

Kate Brown, who is bisexual, became the first openly LGBT person elected governor in 2016 when she won her OR race.

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