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(2) Kristi Noem became the first woman in South Dakota history to be elected governor.

A record number of women candidates, more than 270, stood for office in the United States midterm elections.

"Until this heartless administration is held accountable for their numerous injustices, we will not stop", tweeted Donna Shalala, a former Clinton cabinet minister who defeated a Republican woman in a Florida congressional seat by championing public education, health care and social security.

Boston City Councilwoman Ayanna Pressley will represent Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District in the next Congress.

Diversity also won the day Tuesday with a record number of women of color headed to the halls of Congress. The win was momentous for a number of reasons, not just that Democrats can now challenge Trump and the Republican party agenda.

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

If Deb Haaland won her congressional race in New Mexico, she would become the first Native American woman elected to Congress and if Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won in Arizona, she would become the country's first openly bisexual senator.

The first Native American and Muslim congresswomen are heading to the House of Representatives, and MA has its first black congresswoman, while Arizona and Tennessee are getting their first female senators.

Florida restores voting rights to more than 1 million felons
The initiative drew bipartisan support , from the American Civil Liberties Union to the Koch brothers-funded Freedom Partners . Florida was one of only a handful of states that permanently bars felons from voting unless they are granted clemency.

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

Scroll through gallery to read her incredible story and find out more about the House of Representatives' newest star - who admits she's addicted to sharing on Insta stories and whose first job was as a hostess in an Irish pub.

According to Guardian, winners of seats in the House include Latina congresswomen from Texas, the Democrats' Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia, while Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI will be the first Muslim congresswomen.

A swath of candidates broke down barriers with victories in Tuesday's midterm elections - sending seismic shifts through the halls of Congress and across state-level contests.

Democrat Jennifer Wexton speaks at her election night party after defeating Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., Nov. 6, 2018, in Dulles, Virginia.

(8) Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress, comfortably won re-election last night.

Rashida Tlaib is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and will represent Michigan's 13th Congressional District. Women are also more likely to identify as Democrats or lean Democratic, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey.

VoteCast reported that more women voted for Democratic candidates than men. These six women along with dozens more congressional candidates, led to the Democrats retaking control of the House of Representatives.


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