NY Democrat Ocasio-Cortez set to become youngest Congresswoman ever

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at 29 is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at 29 is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress

Americans elected a record number of women to the U.S. House in the 2018 midterms. At least 95 women won seats in the House Wednesday morning, breaking a previous record of 84 women, NBC news reported.

While women gained in the House, results were still uncertain in the Senate, where there are now 23 women serving.

Deb Haaland is one of the first Native American woman to win a seat in Congress. Haaland, a Democrat, will represent New Mexico's 1st Congressional District. Many were by spurred by Mr Trump's treatment of women and the #MeToo movement along with wider fallout from the 2016 election, in which the first female major party presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, faced attacks based on her gender. Democracy Now! was there with The Intercept for our special election broadcast.

Women also contested governor's races across the country.

Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar both became America's first Muslim women to sit in the House of Representatives.

Colorado voters delivered a historic win Tuesday with Rep. Jared Polis projected to be the country's first openly gay male governor.

Republican Kristi Noem beat out Democrat Billie Sutton in the unexpectedly close South Dakota governor's race, and she will be sworn in next year as the first woman elected to the state's highest office.

A record number of women from diverse backgrounds have made history in the USA midterm election by being voted into the House of Representatives.

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Ocasio-Cortez, who graduated from Boston University with degrees in worldwide relations and economics, is a former organizer for Bernie Sanders' 2016 presidential campaign and a former staffer for the late Sen.

Texas, which has never sent a Hispanic woman to Congress, elected two Tuesday night: Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia, both Democrats.

Liberal groups heralded the positive impact women had on the election and said it will be felt on the legislation front as well after the new U.S. Congress convenes next year.

Amid a wave of female candidates running for office, Tlaib scored a victory in Michigan's 13th Congressional District, setting her up to be the first Muslim-American woman in Congress.

Blackburn has been closely associated with Trump and is said to be farther to the right than the Republican senator she is replacing.

Democrats nominated women in key races that helped determine control of the House.

At that rate, we can expect the number of women in the House to go as high as about 110 when the 14 remaining face-offs are called. The victory made her the national face of young, discontented Democrats - often women and minorities - trying to move their party to the left. Others included Rep. Marsha Blackburn, running for Senate in Tennessee, and Rep. Martha McSally, who sought to replace retiring Sen.

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