Midterms Usher Wave Of Young, Democratic Women Of Color Into House

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins election to New York’s 14th congressional district

State's first female governor: Two women became the first in their respective states to be elected governor. She's the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, Yahoo News said.

Blackburn, a Republican member of Congress who aligned herself closely with Trump and his policies during this race, defeated popular former Democratic governor Phil Bredesen in a tight race by 10 points.

Women have run in record numbers, and Native Americans, Muslims, Latinos, immigrants, millennials and LGBT candidates have already made history with their campaigns.

Women in key swing districts across the country delivered congressional victories to the Democratic Party Tuesday, helping to shift the balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives for the remaining two years of the Trump presidency.

Women occupy just 23% of the seats in the current US Senate and 19.3% in the House of Representatives, comparatively low rates in the developed world.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns at Donald Trump's request
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"ICE was just established in 2003 and it was established outside of the U.S. Department of Justice, so a lot of this disturbing behavior we are seeing - parents can separated from their children, people getting picked up on the street - it's happening outside of the Justice Department", Ocasio-Cortez said in the June interview.

Having turned 29 last month, Ocasio-Cortez will inch out the previous holder of the distinction, New York Democratic Rep. Elise Stefanik, who was elected to Congress at age 30.

First black woman from New England in Congress: Democrats Jahana Hayes of CT and Ayanna Pressley of MA will share the precedent as the first black women elected to the US Congress from New England.

Omar's district has become increasingly foreign-born with now nearly 15 percent of the region being born outside of the U.S. As MPR News notes, more than 35 percent of the district is nonwhite and there are 22,000 more foreign-born residents living in the district since Rep. Keith Ellison - the first Muslim elected to Congress - was first elected in 2008.

Letitia James is the first black woman elected to a statewide office in NY.

Wisconsin community mourns deaths of 3 Girl Scouts, 1 parent
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She ran alongside Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, who beat Democrat Andrew Gillum in a high profile race that was one of the most closely watched nationally. Several were first-time candidates.

Ocasio-Cortez, a community organizer and former bartender, will represent New York's 14th Congressional District, which covers parts of the Bronx and Queens. Democrats won the national election (despite important setbacks in the US Senate) because of women candidates and women voters.

In Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, Ilhan Omar - a Somali immigrant - won with 78 percent of the vote in midterm elections despite her far-left radical record.

Deb Haaland in New Mexico and Sharice Davids in Kansas became the first Native American women ever elected to Congress. On Tuesday, James won her seat for New York State Attorney General.

"Thanks to you, tomorrow will be a new day in America", Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic leader, said.

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