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

08 November, 2018, 06:28 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • Max Rose in October 2018

The previous record was 85, set in 2016.

Yesterday's election will ensure that the U.S. House of Representatives looks a lot more like the country it represents.

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.

She will also be the nation's first Somali-American elected to Congress: She was born in Somalia and spent much of her childhood in a Kenyan refugee camp during Somalia's civil war.

IL state Rep. Juliana Stratton is the first black woman elected as IL lieutenant governor.

It was the culmination of two years of anger, frustration and activism driven by women appalled by Donald Trump's election and presidency. He also holds right-leaning views on gun control and abortion, which helped in a solid-red state. Democratic women flipped three Republican-held seats: Mary Lou Scanlon, Chrissy Houlahan, Susan Wild, and Madeleine Dean won an open seat.

Women won big in the USA midterm elections on Tuesday (November 6), with us media predicting more than 100 women winning election or re-election in races across the country.

The last time women voted for Democrats anywhere near that margin was more than 30 years ago.

There were 15 Democratic women running on Senate ballots along with eight Republicans. Several were first-time candidates.

Deb Haaland in New Mexico and Sharice Davids in Kansas became the first Native American women ever elected to Congress. Davids was up against incumbent Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder.

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation is suddenly under threat in a way in hasn't been since it began. Whitaker , would be taking over as Acting Attorney General until a more permanent replacement could be named.

"Now you don't have to worry if you're going to call me congressman or congresswoman or congress lady", Blackburn said in her victory speech.

Regardless of who wins in Arizona's competitive Senate race, the state will elect either Republican Martha McSally or Democrat Kyrsten Sinema as the state's first woman to serve in the chamber. Republican senator Cindy Hyde-Smith of MS is heading to a run-off election later this month.

For many of them, Tuesday night was the culmination in a series of personal transformations: from citizen to gadfly, from gadfly to candidate, from candidate to duly elected representative of the American people.

Another two Democrats made history as the first Latinas elected to Congress from Texas, a deeply red state. About six in 10 voted for the Democrat, compared with four in 10 for the Republican. Polis, who declared victory late Tuesday night, has always been outspoken in favour of marijuana legalisation. "So that's our objective".

Democrats had hoped to pick up Tennessee as part of a narrow path to retaking the Senate.

"In the same way that we made a decision as a country to say we need to educate people to a 12th-grade level, we need to make the decision to educate people to a trade school or collegiate level". "What's different this year is the whole pipeline's getting filled with women", Lake said.

But as many more women ran, it was perhaps inevitable that many more would lose, as well. Keep up with all the up to date election news here.

In the 115th Congress, 11 states - Idaho, Montana, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Rhode Island, Vermont, South Carolina and Kentucky - had no women in their congressional delegations.

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

Breaking records, progressive Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won New York's 14th Congressional District becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

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