This makes Ocasio-Cortez, who turned 29 last month, the youngest person ever elected to congress.
First female Muslim members of Congress: There are two women who won seats to become the first female Muslim members of Congress - Rashida Tlaib in MI and Ilhan Omar in Minnesota. Ayanna Pressley and Jahana Hayes became first black women to represent their states, MA and CT, in Congress. Marsha Blackburn became the first woman to make it to the Senate from Tennessee, and Jacky Rosen became the first female to represent Nevada in US Senate.
"Words can not express my gratitude to every organizer, every small-dollar donor, every working parent and dreamer who helped make this movement happen", Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said to the ecstatic crowd that packed the election night party celebrating her victorious run for Congress. Davids was up against incumbent Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder.
Deb Haaland in New Mexico and Sharice Davids in Kansas became the first Native American women ever elected to Congress.
Learn more about Tlaib here and Omar here.
Rashida Tlaib is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and will represent Michigan's 13th Congressional District.
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IL state Rep. Juliana Stratton is the first black woman elected as IL lieutenant governor.
The number of female winners is expected to grow, as results had not been called for more than ten races with women candidates. They are often used to gauge the political climate of the United States, as well as highlighting potential forerunners for the next electoral campaign.
State's first female governor: Two women became the first in their respective states to be elected governor. Keith Ellison became the first Muslim attorney general of Minnesota.
These new records represent the culmination of a record-setting year for female candidates. "Tonight, just in suburban Philadelphia, in the Lehigh Valley where I'm speaking from, four women won in a really tight area". "WE broke that concrete wide open".
Incumbent Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester won her bid for reelection to Congress, where she represents Delaware's at-large congressional district, according to the AP. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to reject Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court on October 1, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Sen. I'll give you an example in Pennsylvania, which is kind of, one of the most striking scenes.
First woman senator from Tennessee: Republican Marsha Blackburn defeated Democrat Phil Bredeson and will be the first woman to serve as a Senator from the Volunteer State. Democrats celebrated the victory as Guerrero's win also meant a blue flip for the USA island territory.