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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat rock star makes history

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat rock star makes history

The data showed that this year, white women split their vote between Democratic and Republican candidates for the House, but they preferred Republican candidates in 2010 and 2014. Davids defeated incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder.

Twenty-nine-year-old Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Ocasio-Cortez rose to national prominence in June, when she unseated 10-term incumbent Representative Joe Crowley, the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House.

US Representative Elise Stefanik, a Republican representing upstate NY, was previously the youngest woman when she was elected in 2014 at age 30.

In a campaign advert, which garnered millions of views upon its release, she added: "Women like me aren't supposed to run for office". In all, 237 were candidates for the House, including 185 Democrats and 52 Republicans. Heightened political activism in the Trump era brought out many more men running for office, too, and numerous female candidates were Democrats running in districts that are gerrymandered or all but assured to vote Republican.

Victories for both were expected following primary victories earlier this year.

The 2018 midterm election season saw a historic increase in progressive candidates of color, who galvanized supporters in statewide and local races around the United States. "Now, listen, I know for a fact none of us ran to make history, we ran to make change". And so, by chance, I'm also making history today. Davids also became the second-ever lesbian woman elected to Congress.

Women also contested governor's races across the country. Tallahassee, Florida Mayor Andrew Gillum lost to Ron DeSantis, shooting down hopes that the Sunshine State would elect their first Black governor.

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Trump was elected by the largest gender gap on record, and women have moved even more leftward throughout the first two years of his presidency, even as men have gravitated toward the Republican Party.

The impact of Tuesday's election will be a topic of much debate, but one thing's clear: Women made big strides. Democrats have also crowed, loudly and often, about the number of women they had on the ballot - many of whom won last night.

We'd been hearing for months about the record number of women running for office, and last night, voters turned out for them.

Texas is set to send its first Hispanic women to Congress, as Democrats Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia both won their races. New Mexico Democrat Deb Haaland and Kansas Democrat Sharice Davids were elected the first two Native American women to serve in Congress.

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.

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.

(3) Marsha Blackburn became the first female US Senator from Tennessee.


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