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LGBT Native American Sharice Davids makes history with Kansas House win

LGBT Native American Sharice Davids makes history with Kansas House win

The midterms seemed poised to shake things up even before results came in: A record number of women were on the ballot, and there were races across the country that looked likely to diversify the faces in Congress and statehouses.

Davis is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin, and one of two Native Americans running in this election, sharing the distinction with New Mexico Democrat Deb Haaland, who also won her race.

A record number of women from diverse backgrounds have made history in the U.S. midterm election by being voted into the House of Representatives.

Chad Griffin, president of LGBT+ rights group Human Rights Campaign, congratulated Davids on her historic victory in a tweet: "A$3 huge and historic pro-equality victory!"

In the process, she became the first Native American woman to serve in Congress and the first openly gay woman to represent the state of Kansas, according to a report from the Kansas City Star. She did not face a challenger in the general election, making her the first black member of the House of Representatives from MA.

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Leo Varadkar says the agreement must remain in place unless another one supercedes it. The agreement would " not be done at any cost ", her official spokesman said.

Democrat Ilan Omar (above left), a former refugee, is the first Somali-American in Congress and has spent that last four years as a state legislator.

In a win for the Republicans, Tennessee's Marsha Blackburn has become the first female senator in the state. But Blackburn prevailed with almost 55% of the vote. The win is key for Democrats, who are hoping to win the House, and appear to be on track. Together, we made history! With no challenger on Election Day, Pressley made it official that she'll be the first black person representing MA in the House. Election Night made Ocasio-Cortez's victory in New York's 14th congressional district official. When she's sworn in, she'll be the youngest women to ever serve in Congress.

In Kansas, Davids handily defeated incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder in the state's 3rd Congressional District.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in NY is the youngest women ever elected to Congress at the age of 29.

As of early Wednesday morning, voters were on track to send at least 99 women to the House, surpassing the previous record of 84.


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