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GRACE: Youngest Person Elected To Congress Passes Baton To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

GRACE: Youngest Person Elected To Congress Passes Baton To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The impact of Tuesday's election will be a topic of much debate, but one thing's clear: Women made big strides.

At least 99 women will represent Americans in the House, surpassing the previous record of 84. According to VoteCast, women voted considerably more in favour of their congressional Democratic candidate.

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Women were also elected governors in Iowa, Maine and South Dakota for the first time, as well as in the territory of Guam.

Below are some of the record-making moments from the 2018 midterm elections.

American voters have elected many men in their 20s to Congress, but Ocasio-Cortez could become the youngest woman to join the House. Omar came to the USA at age 12 and eventually settled in Minneapolis.

The former refugee, who won in Minnesota's left-leaning 5th Congressional District, defeated Republican candidate Jennifer Zielinksi. She is the eldest of 14 children, is an attorney aligned with the party's liberal wing.

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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. Nuñez, 47, told NBC News during the closing days of the campaign that being chosen as Lieutenant Governor is "a huge source of pride for me, for my family, but most importantly for my community.".She was born and raised in Miami to Cuban parents and is now Speaker Pro Tempore of the Florida House of Representatives. She's a member of the Wisconsin-based Ho-Chunk Nation and holds a law degree from Cornell University.

In the first major race called Tuesday night, Lou Leon Guerrero was elected as Guam's governor, becoming the first woman to do so.

"This is what is possible when everyday people come together in the collective realization that all our actions, no matter how small or how large, are powerful, worthwhile and capable of lasting change", Ocasio-Cortez said at her victory speech on Tuesday.

This is viewer supported news. In an interview with CBSN's Tanya Rivero in May, Ocasio-Cortez said she wrote it herself.

Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at her midterm election night party in New York, Nov. 6, 2018.

Many of them have made history- such as the first two Muslim American women elected to Congress, the first Native American women elected to Congress and the first woman senators for their states.

(3) Marsha Blackburn became the first female US Senator from Tennessee. Eight additional women will serve as governor in the U.S. They also picked up two more firsts for Congress: Tlaib is the first-ever Palestinian-American and Omar the first Somalian-American to serve in that office.


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