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

Governor Andrew Cuomo and his partner Sandra Lee at their Mt. Kisco polling site

Governor Andrew Cuomo and his partner Sandra Lee at their Mt. Kisco polling site

Her win beats the previous record held by Republican congresswoman Elise Stefanik, a former White House aide to president George W. Bush who was first elected to an upstate NY constituency in 2014 aged 30.

He hadn't had a challenger in 14 years, and now, a democratic socialist in favor of Medicare for all, a Green New Deal, and abolishing ICE, who happens to be 29-years-old, represents the 14th Congressional District of NY.

With results still trickling in, at least 120 women will serve in Congress, a record 98 in the House of Representatives and 22 in the Senate, says the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.

Some of the big wins for Democrats on Tuesday were experienced leaders, like Michigan's Gov. -elect Gretchen Whitmer, who led the Democrats in the state Senate, or Kansas's Gov. -elect Laura Kelly, who has served in the Kansas state Senate since 2005.

Democrats Sharice Davids, a lesbian mixed martial arts fighter, and Deb Haaland, became the first Native American women elected to Congress.

Female candidates won congressional seats and governorships in record numbers Tuesday night.

Women have never held more than 84 of the 435 seats in the House.

Overall, the number of Republican women serving in Congress next term will slightly dip, partially because some female incumbents and candidates lost.

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There were 15 Democratic women running on Senate ballots along with eight Republicans. A self-styled progressive, Tlaib is a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and was arrested two years ago for disrupting a Trump speech in Detroit.

In defeating Democrat Phil Bredesen, GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn will become Tennessee's first woman senator, MA sent the state's first black woman to Congress in Democrat Ayanna Pressley and Texas elected their first two Latinas to Congress, sending Democrats Veronica Escobar of El Paso and Sylvia Garcia of Houston to the House.

Much has been made of 2018's "year of the woman" status, as Democrats carried female voters by 19 points last night, exploiting a (+15) gender gap to win back the House and pick up a number of governorships. Women's issues are the economy, their education, their gun control. "This is gonna be the most diverse freshmen class of women that we've ever brought in by far, in race, profession, and age", she said.

Young women made their voices heard, as well, with two-thirds of voters younger than 30 voting for Democrats for Congress, compared with 32 per cent who voted for Republicans, according to exit polls.

And several of the female candidates broke records of their own.

Election Day brought some big and historic wins for Democrats across NY.

Kate Brown, who is bisexual, became the first openly LGBT person elected governor in 2016 when she won her OR race.

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