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

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

■In Texas, Democrats Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia both won their House races, becoming the first Hispanic women from their state to serve in Congress. Escobar will serve the Sixteenth District, while Garcia will represent the Twenty-Ninth District.

Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party will become the first Muslim women in Congress. Omar will also be the first Congress member to wear a hijab, or head scarf.

But several prominent women were also defeated - Sen.

The Republican incumbent lost her bid for a second term, going down to Democrat Elwood Caudill Jr. for clerk of Rowan County in north-eastern Kentucky.

Democrats Sharice Davids of Kansas and Deb Haaland of New Mexico will be the first Native American women who are members of the US House of Representatives. A cohort of women crashed Pennsylvania's all-male congressional delegation.

More than 237 women House candidates - 185 of the Democrats - were on the ballot, including 71 incumbents, 46 seeking open seats and 120 challengers, according to CAWP. In 1982, 58 per cent of women voted for Democrats and 41 per cent voted for Republicans. Mikie Sherrill, a former Navy helicopter pilot won easily in New Jersey, Chrissy Houlahan, a retired Air Force officer will now be a leader for Pennsylvania, and Elaine Luria, a former Navy SEAL with six deployments, won in Norfolk, Virginia. Lauren Underwood in IL helped Democrats produce another unexpected victory.

"Democratic women in particular and independent women, progressive women, upscale suburban women were clearly energised by the Trump victory and the Trump presidency in a negative way", said Democratic pollster Celinda Lake. She is the eldest of 14 children, is an attorney aligned with the party's liberal wing. Her daughter, she said, "asked, 'If you don't run, who will?'"

In victory speeches across the country, women acknowledged it has been a ground-breaking year.

Crowley was the No. 4 Democrat in the House and seen as a potential speaker one day. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., would chair the Appropriations Committee, and Maxine Waters, D-Calif., would chair the Financial Service Committee. Comstock, a prolific fundraiser, had survived previous challenges in the blue district.

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"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.

Republican women were animated by their own issues, including fears of borders being overrun and a backlash to the #MeToo movement. While stiff historical headwinds were blowing in Republicans' faces, the opposition correctly read the political needs of the moment and recruited an array of strong female candidates who were primed to exploit widespread suburban dissatisfaction with the president.

"For some women, that meant not waiting their turn", she said.

The high-profile midterm cycle that produced a record number of women contenders and candidates of colour means a number of winners will take office as trailblazers. According to VoteCast, women voted considerably more in favor of their congressional Democratic candidate: about 6 in 10 voted for the Democrat, compared with 4 in 10 for the Republican. "How can you legislate a better life for working people if you've never been a working person?". Instead of downplaying their various backgrounds and ties to family ー they leaned in.

Women shattered records and precedents. Until now, the record high for women in the House was a total of 85. There was a mix of people of all ages (including one girl genuinely thrilled to be spending her fourth birthday at the event), but overwhelmingly, the staff and volunteers and interns and supporters were young people, many of whom were engaging in politics for the first time and were so excited to be there, and so proud of the work they put in. Republican Morgan Murtaugh is running for a House seat in San Diego, California. And women played bigger roles as donors, giving 36 percent more money to congressional campaigns than in 2016. Men, by contrast, were more evenly divided in their vote.

She unseated four-term Republican Kevin Roder, a strong Trump ally.

Women running for governor, from Idaho to Texas to ME, faced the steepest hurdles of all.

Republicans have held the South Dakota governor's mansion for decades - the last Democrat was elected all the way back in 1978 - but Noem will still make history in 2019 as the first female governor. Still, Gretchen Whitmer was elected governor in Michigan, Laura Kelly in Kansas, and Michelle Lujan Grisham in New Mexico. Sharice Davids and Debra Haaland were the first Native American women to be elected to Congress as well.

Ayanna Pressley became the first black woman to represent MA in Congress and will occupy the seat held by such lions as JFK and Tip O'Neill. That 24-point split had widened from 8 points in June.

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