Women win congressional races across USA in record numbers

09 November, 2018, 22:52 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins election to New York’s 14th congressional district

It's been proven time and time again that women rule the world.

That rise was bolstered by over 400 black women who ran for office at every level, as well as a record number of Native American women candidates.

In rapid succession, the House got its first two Muslim women: Minnesota's Ilhan Omar and Michigan's Rashida Tlaib.

First woman senator from Tennessee: Republican Marsha Blackburn defeated Democrat Phil Bredeson and will be the first woman to serve as a Senator from the Volunteer State.

"When you talk about Democrats clinching control of the House, you have the women candidates to thank", Delmore said.

Omar won Michigan's 5th Congressional District by defeating Jennifer Zielinski, a Republican, by securing 78.5 percent of the vote. Polis was also the first openly gay man elected to Congress in 2008.

In the past few months, Ocasio-Cortez had traveled around the country to places including Kansas and California to stump for other candidates as part of an effort to move the Democratic party further to the political left. As noted by The Daily Wire's Ryan Saavedra, Ocasio-Cortez is no longer even trying to hide her ignorance with basic math anymore. Tlaib also becomes the first Palestinian-American in Congress and Omar the first Somali-American.

"There is nothing inherently noble about protecting a status quo that does not serve the needs of working-class Americans", said Ocasio-Cortez, one of a handful of Congressional candidates this year who identified as democratic socialists.

Sharice Davids of Kansas and Deb Haaland of New Mexico won their races, becoming the first Native American women in Congress. Davids racked up another distinction as the first openly LGBTQ person to represent Kansas.

Learn more about Davids here and Haaland here. She did not face a challenger in the general election, making her the first black member of the House of Representatives from MA.

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Many were inspired to find out 100 women were elected to the House, which is now controlled by Democrats.

Still another under-30 women was elected this year - Democrat Abby Finkenauer, in Iowa's 1st District, who is also 29.

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Asked if President Donald Trump's hostile positions on immigrants and Muslims have triggered the rise of these women, Mr Telhami emphasised that "each district has its own local politics and these cases are no exception; they may have been elected without the Trump factor".

Learn more about Pressley here.

Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono, who became the first Asian-American woman elected in 2006, stood her ground in November's midterm, securing herself another term in Washington, per the AP.



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