Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins election to New York’s 14th congressional district
08 November, 2018, 06:28 | Author: Mable Gonzales
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.
Jeff Sessions Has Been Fired
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.
Save the World has grown consistently since our launch in July 2017 and Fortnite overall has experienced unprecedented growth. To purchase the National Football League outfits, fans can go to the item shop using Fortnite's in-game currency V-Bucks.
The credit ratings agency noted that in the fourth quarter of 2017 alone Amazon's shipping costs amounted to $7.4 billion. The National Retail Foundation forecasts holiday retail sales will climb by up to 4.8% compared to a year ago.
Chasing his 100th career title after winning the Swiss Indoors last Sunday, the 20-time Grand Slam champion was hardly troubled. Djokovic is now on a 22-match winning streak, and will aim to move level with Rafael Nadal on a record 33 Masters titles.
The Royole can supposedly withstand 200,000 folds without damage, but even that's with a design that doesn't fold fully closed. That could change, especially if more mainstream phone makers like Samsung start making flexible phones as well.
But, they have never been leading at halftime, suggesting that the bulk of their scoring has been happening in the second half. Emery's men have a chance to put down an early marker by taking out Jurgen Klopp's high-flying Liverpool on Saturday.
Farrell smashed into the South African fullback, dislodging the ball which was picked up by England and then punted out of play. England however are well stocked with back row options for the remaining games against New Zealand, Japan and Australia.
Meanwhile, the expert was not optimistic about the possibility that Iran would negotiate another deal with the United States. Oil prices initially soared on fears that the Iran sanctions would knock the world's fifth-biggest producer offline.
Police say the 21-year-old driver sped off but later surrendered. "Girl Scouts everywhere stand with you during this hard time". The community gathered Sunday night to remember four lives taken suddenly in a hit-and-run crash, reports CBS Minnesota.
Trump clashes with CNN reporter
He also noted that the impoverished members of the caravan might be intending to try and enter the country legally. "Mr. Trump has always been frustrated with Sessions over his recusal from the Russian Federation investigation.
Macbook Air, iPad Pro, and Co: So chic Apple's new eye-catcher
The 11-inch iPad Pro begins at $799 for 64GB, before climbing to $949, $1,149, and $1,549 for 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB, respectively. We'll let you know more about these as soon as we get our hands on them, but it's not all we were talking about this week.
Prince Charles, wife start Commonwealth tour in Gambia
The Prince will also meet with Ghanaian and worldwide business leaders to discuss sustainable practice in Ghana's cocoa industry. The Royals are now at the Jubilee House for a brief ceremony with President Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Manchester City juggernaut powers on
Sterling bagged his second of the game on 67 minutes to cap a fine individual display from the England attacker. Instead, City completely battered Southampton in the first-half.
Spice Girls announce 2019 reunion tour
Instead, Emma "Baby" Bunton, Geri "Ginger" Halliwell, Mel "Sporty" Chisholm, and Mel "Scary" Brown will tour as a four-piece unit. Emma Bunton announced on her radio show in the United Kingdom that fans can expect "big" Spice Girls news at 3pm today .
Japan Airlines pilot 10 times over alcohol limit
Pilots should be highly responsible and should adhere to safety standards when it comes to both the craft, as well as themselves. He appeared in court in London on Thursday and pleaded guilty to exceeding the alcohol limit, according to the BBC.