Women, and Especially Women of Color, Made History Last Night

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins election to New York’s 14th congressional district

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins election to New York’s 14th congressional district

Nine women will call various governors' mansions across the USA home.

Only one candidate for Congress this year is younger: Republican Morgan Murtaugh, who is running against Democratic U.S. Rep. Susan Davis in San Diego, California.

The first Muslim women have been elected to Congress, with Democrat Rashida Tlaib winning in MI and Ilhan Omar winning in Minnesota.

Boston City Councilwoman Ayanna Pressley will represent Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District in the next Congress. Women were 21 points more likely to vote for Democrats than Republicans in House races - 60 percent voted for Democrats, to 38 percent who voted for Republicans.

Women occupy just 23% of the seats in the current US Senate and 19.3% in the House of Representatives, comparatively low rates in the developed world. Eight additional women will serve as governor in the U.S.

Progressive insurgent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, who overtook goliath Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for New York's 14th Congressional District in a stunning upset, became the youngest woman elected to Congress in the nation's history.

MA and CT will also send black women to Congress as firsts for their states, while Arizona and Tennessee are getting their first female senators. Davids also became the second-ever lesbian woman elected to Congress. The news conference participants called on Obama to "go bold and go big" and to use his executive authority to reform immigration if Congress could not get the job done.

Unai Emery is addressing Arsenal's big-game failings
It was the fifth goal of the season for the Frenchman who kept Arsenal's unbeaten run intact, now extended to 14 games. They created more chances with Arsenal having 12 and Liverpool 13, but putting it on frame was a struggle for both.

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

The vast majority of newly elected women are Democrats.

A swath of candidates broke down barriers with victories in Tuesday's midterm elections - sending seismic shifts through the halls of Congress and across state-level contests.

First Native American woman in Congress: Two Native American women elected will become the first indigenous people seated in Congress - Sharice Davids in Kansas and Haaland in New Mexico. At least 95 women won seats in the House Wednesday morning, breaking a previous record of 84 women, NBC news reported.

Rashida Tlaib is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and will represent Michigan's 13th Congressional District.

The last time women voted for Democrats anywhere near that margin was more than 30 years ago. About 6 in 10 voted for the Democrat in the race, compared with 4 in 10 for the Republican candidate. These six women along with dozens more congressional candidates, led to the Democrats retaking control of the House of Representatives.

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