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History is made in some Mid-term races around the country

08 November 2018, 09:47 | Devin Moran

Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Election In a Landslide

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

"This isn't just the year of the woman, this is the year of every woman", said Cecile Richards, who served as the president of Planned Parenthood for more than a decade, noting the groundbreaking diversity among the women running for office this year.

Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI became the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Sharice Davids defeated a Republican incumbent in Kansas to become the first openly LGBTQ woman to represent Kansas. These six women along with dozens more congressional candidates, led to the Democrats retaking control of the House of Representatives.

The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around New England delivered daily. In many of those races, women from suburban swing areas played a decisive role in the outcome.

Idaho gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan also lost her race to become the country's first Native American governor.

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

Rashida Tlaib is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and will represent Michigan's 13th Congressional District. Omar came to the U.S. at age 12 and eventually settled in Minneapolis. She is the eldest of 14 children, is an attorney aligned with the party's liberal wing.

She is one of a handful of congressional candidates this year who identified as democratic socialists.

In Kansas, Davids won the state's Third District, which includes Kansas City.

Raised by a single mother army veteran and a member of the Wisconsin-based Ho-Chunk Nation, Davids was a fellow in the Obama White House.




New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Kansas' Sharice Davids and New Mexico's Deb Haaland are the country's first Native American congresswomen.

Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic nomination in an upset primary against longtime incumbent Joe Crowley over the summer.

Jahana Hayes is the first black woman elected to represent CT in Congress. Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, will be serving Connecticut's 5th Congressional District, which includes areas in the northwestern part of the state.

Last night, Donna Brazille, a strategist on CNN said a record number of 38 women of color will be serving in Congress (35 Democrats, three Republicans).

Some of Tuesday's black female pioneers, like IL nurse and Democrat Lauren Underwood and CT teacher and Democrat Jahana Hayes, were first-time candidates.

That means at least 117 women will serve in the 116th Congress, up from the current 107.

(1) Kim Reynolds became the first woman in Iowa history to be elected governor.

Jared Polis easily won his bid for Colorado's gubernatorial seat Tuesday night and in doing so became the first openly gay man ever elected as governor.



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