Women win big in USA midterm elections 2018

Women win big in USA midterm elections 2018

Women win big in USA midterm elections 2018

The House of Representatives will have two Muslim women among its members for the first time.

Ayanna Pressley became the first black woman to represent MA in Congress and will occupy the seat held by such lions as JFK and Tip O'Neill.

The high-profile midterm cycle that produced a record number of women contenders and candidates of colour means a number of winners will take office as trailblazers.

Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at her midterm election night party in New York City on Tuesday.

A Republican who served in the House will become the first woman to represent Tennessee in the Senate.

Also in the Senate, Republican Marsha Blackburn will become Tennessee's first woman senator.

But numerous toughest House races were won by women who were taking their first foray into electoral politics.

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The new class of women elected to the 116th Congress will add gender and racial diversity to the body overall and to their state-level delegations.

Some of Tuesday's black female pioneers, like IL nurse and Democrat Lauren Underwood and CT teacher and Democrat Jahana Hayes, were first-time candidates. Omar, who came to the United States as a refugee, will be the first Somali-American in Congress. Democrats Sharice Davids of Kansas and Debra Haaland of New Mexico became the first Native American women elected to Congress. Democrat Janet Mills of ME and Republican Kristi Noem of South Dakota are the first women elected as governor in their state.

While women gained in the House, results were still uncertain in the Senate, where there are now 23 women serving. On Tuesday, she defeated her Republican opponent to represent New York's Fourteenth District, which includes part of New York City. The attorney general is out, was he fired, did he resign, who knows? When she's sworn in, she'll be the youngest women to ever serve in Congress. While stiff historical headwinds were blowing in Republicans' faces, the opposition correctly read the political needs of the moment and recruited an array of strong female candidates who were primed to exploit widespread suburban dissatisfaction with the president.

In response to these posts, many felt that these comments were not only racially charged, but they were anti-feminist because they essentially relay that white women aren't capable of voting for issues that are important to women.

At least 99 women will represent Americans in the House, surpassing the previous record of 84.

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

The gains among women on Capitol Hill come as potential Democratic candidates for president are already taking steps to challenge Trump, several prominent female Democrats among them. One year ago, she was working in a restaurant, she ran a grassroots campaign with a progressive agenda including universal medicare, gun control and access to affordable housing.

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