Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

U.S. midterms: Candidates who made history

U.S. midterms: Candidates who made history

"This is something new we saw from women candidates: they are not trying to focus on their resumes and tout their accomplishments and push their families aside", she said.

Neal, the dean of the Massachusetts House delegation, was first elected in 1988 and will be serving his 16th term representing the 1st Congressional District, which covers a large swath of the central and western part of the state.

In races still too close to call, Abrams, if elected, would become the first female African-American governor in USA history, and 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.

Democrats Sharice Davids, a lesbian mixed martial arts fighter, and Deb Haaland, became the first Native American women elected to Congress.

Sharice Davids became one of the first Native American members of Congress. Davids, an attorney and advocate, will represent Kansas' 3rd Congressional District, which covers eastern Kansas and includes Kansas City.

Ocasio-Cortez, a socialist, had previously worked on Bernie Sanders' campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Asma Mohammed and Ashley Fairbanks celebrate as results come in at Democratic candidate Ilhan Omar's election night headquarters in Minneapolis on Tuesday.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, is now the youngest woman elected to Congress.

Nearly 80% of voters in a CNN exit poll said it's very or somewhat important that more women and racial minorities be elected to public office, with two-thirds of white voters agreeing. Tlaib was famously escorted from a Trump rally in 2016 as she shouted questions at the candidate, asking him if he had ever read the constitution. And even though a Republican Senate means that women Democrats in the House are unlikely to pass any major legislation, "I think the women will be better positioned from the perspective of stopping bad things from happening", says Walsh.

Ilhan Omar, congresswoman-elect for Minnesota's 5th district.Rashida Tlaib, congresswoman-elect for Michigan's 13th district. Many female Democratic House candidates who prevailed on Election Day ran in opposition to Trump or his policies.

Republican women were animated by their own issues, including fears of borders being overrun and a backlash to the #MeToo movement. Davids' win in Kansas against GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder was a pickup for Democrats, which projects to gain control of the House.

(2) Kristi Noem became the first woman in South Dakota history to be elected governor. Houlahan was one of four female military veterans and political newcomers to win seats for Democrats; the others were Mikie Sherrill in New Jersey, and Elaine Luria and Abigail Spanberger in Virginia.

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