Americas pink wave: women win Congress record

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

The Democrats may not have gotten quite the blue wave they were hoping for ー but for women in politics, Election Day was an indisputable success.

And it appears to have come true.

A lawyer and former MMA fighter, Davids became the first Native American congresswoman and the first lesbian congresswoman from Kansas.

In a chat with the New York Times after her historic win on Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez said she can't afford to move into a D.C. apartment until she gets paid as a congresswoman. At 28 years old, Ocasio-Cortez will be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Ocasio-Cortez's Democratic Socialist ideals of Medicare for all and free public college tuition have captured the attention of a younger liberal crowd. In fact, the number of white male candidates was the lowest it has been in the past four elections.

First Muslim women: Democrat Rashida Tlaib, in Michigan's 13th District, and Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar, from that state's 5th District, both became the first Muslim women elected to Congress tonight.

Mills defeated Republican businessman Shawn Moody and independent state treasurer Terry Hayes.

Hillary Clinton's surprise defeat to President Donald Trump two years ago, a man who has a history of making sexist remarks, appears to have been a galvanising moment for American women.

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Yet on the night, both contests were won by Republicans - Republicans who had allied themselves closely to President Trump . And in a contest headed toward a recount, the president's backing helped Scott build a lead in his bid to unseat U.S.

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After the presser, Alcindor tweeted that she was "simply asking the questions the public wants to know". Acosta persisted, saying: "They are hundreds of miles away". "I don't know why you'd say that".

Groans rose from the crowd at Ocasio-Cortez' victory celebration as news broke that Republican Ted Cruz had defeated Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke in the senate race in Texas, but Ocasio-Cortez told her supporters, "We will flip Texas".

Nine women, meanwhile, have won governors' races.

She was born in the Bronx, New York, to working-class parents.

Debra Haaland won her election to the U.S. House, where she will represent New Mexico's 1st congressional district, per the AP. Ayanna Pressley and Jahana Hayes became first black women to represent their states, MA and CT, in Congress. Marsha Blackburn became the first woman to make it to the Senate from Tennessee, and Jacky Rosen became the first female to represent Nevada in US Senate. Nuñez, "when she takes office, will be the highest ranking Hispanic female in the history of the state of Florida", DeSantis said during his victory speech on Tuesday night.

"Let's get to the business of dancing and celebrating", she added. They are often used to gauge the political climate of the U.S., as well as highlighting potential forerunners for the next electoral campaign.

As ABC political commentator Cokie Roberts put it: "For most of our lives we just looked down from the gallery and saw a bunch of guys in gray suits".

And down in the state of Texas, 19 Black female judges who ran for the first time or re-election for judge positions in Harris County all won.

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