Women shatter many barriers in Congress, states in U.S. elections

09 November, 2018, 22:50 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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Several were first-time candidates.

Elsewhere, two women from distant states made history together. She will replace Keith Ellison, himself the first Muslim elected to Congress. Omar fled from civil war in Somalia and arrived in the U.S.at the age of 14.

Not fewer than 98 women have been projected to be elected to the House of Representatives, 84 Democrats, 14 Republicans, and 12 predicted to join the Senate, 10 Democrats, two Republicans, the U.S. news media, ABC News, reports. She's also a lesbian and was among a number of of LGBTQ candidates. Bob Corker, a frequent Trump critic.

Republican Kristi Noem captured the South Dakota governor's race, becoming the first woman win there, beating Democrat Billie Sutton. Tlaib will succeed Rep. John Conyers, who was forced to resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct in December. Polis was also the first openly gay man elected to Congress in 2008.

Deb Haaland in New Mexico and Sharice Davids in Kansas became the first Native American women ever elected to Congress. She was able to defeat her opponent, Janice Arnold Jones, by 22 points. In 2016, she became the first Somali-American legislator in the country.

Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar and Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib became the first Muslim women elected into Congress on Tuesday. She saved up some money between then and now, but not enough to get her through to the next congressional session.

A record number of women have already been elected to the House, with some districts still to be counted.

Ocasio-Cortes, who stressed her working class status and upbringing during her unlikely win, said she saved some funds before leaving her restaurant job. She defeated 10-term Congressman Joseph Crowley in the House of Representatives in the June primary.

Janet Mills became Maine's first female governor.

. 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.

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

Meanwhile, more than 1,000 miles (1600km) away in the state of Iowa, Abby Finkenauer had also joined the ranks of the nation's youngest representatives.

But with record numbers of women nominated for the house, the Senate and for Governor, Tuesday was always set to be a historic day for women.

Davids, on the other hand, defeated Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder in the race for Kansas' third Congressional District.

(3) Marsha Blackburn became the first female US Senator from Tennessee.


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