Ocasio-Cortez to Be Youngest Woman Ever Elected to Congress

Ocasio-Cortez to Be Youngest Woman Ever Elected to Congress

Ocasio-Cortez to Be Youngest Woman Ever Elected to Congress

MI governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday attributed her success and that of other women to outworking their opponents and "staying focused on the dinner table issues that really matter to families".

The Democrats have flipped the house while the Republicans will continue to hold on to the Senate following the midterm elections in the United States.

Those numbers led to history on several fronts Tuesday. In addition, at least 13 women won Senate seats. Most were considered long shots.

According to Guardian, winners of seats in the House include Latina congresswomen from Texas, the Democrats' Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia, while Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI will be the first Muslim congresswomen.

She is one of a handful of congressional candidates this year who identified as democratic socialists. CT and MA each elected their first African American women into Congress.

(1) Kim Reynolds became the first woman in Iowa history to be elected governor. ME and South Dakota also elected their first female governors with Janet Mills and Kristi Noem, respectively.

"Tonight, we reaffirm what an awesome state that we live in", he said in his victory speech. We don't back down when something is challenging. Among those who see harassment as "not a serious problem", almost 8 in 10 voted Republican.

Polis will succeed Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is term-limited.

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Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevy came out as gay while he was in office, and Oregon Governor Kate Brown, who is bisexual, won in 2016, but Jared Polis will be the first man to win a governorship as an out gay man. Polis has been in Congress since 2009. Davids was up against incumbent Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder. She ran a grass roots campaign that took on the "Queens Democratic Party machine" and championed progressive proposals, such as the abolition of the Immigration Customs Enforcement (Ice), a single-payer health care plan and tuition-free college.

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.

Ocasio-Cortez, who graduated from Boston University with degrees in worldwide relations and economics, is a former organizer for Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign and a former staffer for the late Sen.

Before Tuesday, there were 107 women in Congress, and that figure has been passed.

Ocasio-Cortez's district, New York's 14th, has a foreign-born population that is now nearing almost 50 percent.

In defeating Democrat Phil Bredesen, GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn will become Tennessee's first woman senator, MA sent the state's first black woman to Congress in Democrat Ayanna Pressley and Texas elected their first two Latinas to Congress, sending Democrats Veronica Escobar of El Paso and Sylvia Garcia of Houston to the House.

"This isn't just the year of the woman, this is the year of every woman", said Cecile Richards, who served as the president of Planned Parenthood for more than a decade, noting the groundbreaking diversity among the women running for office this year.

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