These Women Made History in the Midterms

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez votes in her district in the Bronx

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez votes in her district in the Bronx

While the numbers weren't completely on our side, there were an overwhelming amount of history-making elections across the country.

Davids also became the first LGBT Native American elected into Congress when she ousted Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder on Tuesday.

Before her election, she worked as a bartender at a NY restaurant. The first-time candidate, of Puerto Rican heritage, said in her victory speech: "Today is a milestone, but it's really a beginning, it truly is a beginning..."

Kate Brown, who is bisexual, became the first openly LGBT person elected governor in 2016 when she won her OR race.

Prior to this year, no more than eighty-four women had ever been in Congress at one time.

In Tuesday's election, she took the seat of a Minneapolis-area congressional district being vacated by Rep. Keith Ellison. Bob Corker, a frequent Trump critic.

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Beyond the historic victories by women, the first openly gay man was elected to governor in Colorado, and Florida passed an amendment to restore voting rights to more than 1 million people.

Tlaib, meanwhile, was elected to Michigan's 13th House District seat long held by Rep. John Conyers, who stepped down previous year amid reports of sexual misconduct.

- Jahana Hayes: Connecticut's first black woman in Congress. Hayes, a teacher, becomes the first black woman to represent Connecticut in Congress.

First Native American woman in Congress: Two Native American women elected will become the first indigenous people seated in Congress - Sharice Davids in Kansas and Haaland in New Mexico.

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".

Ocasio-Cortez was born in the Bronx in New York City but raised in suburban Westchester County. She became a progressive star after her upset primary victory over Rep. Joseph Crowley, a high-ranking House Democrat.

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Janet Mills became Maine's first female governor.


The defeat made her the face of young Democrats as her campaign made national headlines.

Overall, the number of Republican women serving in Congress next term will slightly dip, partially because some female incumbents and candidates lost.

- Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer: Iowa's first women in the U.S. House.

In Michigan, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer returned the governor's seat to the Democrats in a win that was expected over Republican Bill Schuette, winning 53.2 percent of the vote to 44 percent. The former Central Intelligence Agency officer beat Tea Party incumbent Dave Brat in no small part through the activism of local liberal women's groups.

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