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.
"I am so honored to share both the ballot and the stage with the many visionary, bold women who have raised their hand to run for public office", said Ayanna Pressley, who became the first black woman elected to Congress from MA.
For starters, there looks set to be at least 100 women in the House of Representatives for the first time, with 95 already declared winners while other races are still being counted (including a number of races where both candidates are female).
Rashida Tlaib is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and will represent Michigan's 13th Congressional District.
Democrats Sharice Davids, a lesbian mixed martial arts fighter, and Deb Haaland, became the first Native American women elected to Congress.
A record number of women are projected to win seats in the House in a massive night for female candidates across the political spectrum.
Breaking records, progressive Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won New York's 14th Congressional District becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, is now the youngest woman elected to Congress.
"On a night when women are winning up and down the ballot this is a historic night for us because now Nevada joins to be the fifth state with two women Senators", Mrs Rosen said during her victory speech.
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Later, Schumer tweeted that the new acting AG, Whitaker, should recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation. As recently as September, Trump suggested Sessions may have cost two "very popular Republican congressman" their seats.
Colorado voters chose Democratic US Representative Jared Polis to serve as their next governor, making him the first openly gay man to be elected to serve as the chief executive of a US state.
But other women made gains in the Senate.
With most of the results now known, women in the U.S. have achieved a number of significant firsts and played a major role in shifting the figures in Congress.
She is a Democratic-Socialist who served on the state legislature from 2009 to 2014 and ran her congressional primary campaign supporting Medicare for all, a $15 minimum wage and abolishing Ice. By early 2018, more than 42,000 women had reached out to Emily's List about running for office, and 356 women Democrats filed paperwork to run for Congress (120 Republican women filed to run).
The last time women voted for Democrats anywhere near that margin was more than 30 years ago.
16 women nominated for Governor (of the 36 states electing one today).
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of the Democrats who is considering the 2020 race, said that the two years since Trump ascended to the White House had ushered a new generation of women into public life.
"Powered by a massive turnout of women and fuelled by our incredible candidates, House Democrats gained several seats in the heartland", Democratic representative Cheri Bustos of IL said in a statement Tuesday night after House control was called for Democrats.
From Florida to New Mexico, these candidates brought platforms that stood for a range of issues such as affordable health care, gun safety and climate change.