Women win big in USA midterm elections 2018

It's Official: Unabashed Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Now Youngest Woman Ever Elected to Congress

It's Official: Unabashed Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Now Youngest Woman Ever Elected to Congress

"In district after district and led by a huge turnout from women voters, seats have been flipped - ousting Republicans who have failed their constituents and electing women at a record-setting pace to take their places", said Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily's List, a political organization that helps elect Democratic women.

In the first major race called Tuesday night, Lou Leon Guerrero was elected as Guam's governor, becoming the first woman to do so. Several were first-time candidates.

In split-gender races, women have won 65 races and lost 101, but this is not necessarily a strong indication of gender bias.

Democrat house candidate Sharice Davids reacts before speaking to supporters at a victory party in Olathe, Kan., Nov. 6, 2018.

Winning either chamber would help them thwart or stall much of Trump's policy agenda and increase congressional oversight and investigation of the administration.

More than 100 women were projected to win seats in the House of Representatives, easily shattering the record.

"Powered by a massive turnout of women and fuelled by our incredible candidates, House Democrats gained several seats in the heartland", Democratic representative Cheri Bustos of IL said in a statement Tuesday night after House control was called for Democrats. Ten women already in the Senate are not up for re-election.

She takes the record for the youngest woman elected to Congress from Representative Elise Stefanik, a Republican representing upstate NY who was elected at age 30. Nevada now has two female senators after Democrat Jacky Rosen defeated incumbent Republican Dean Heller. Wallace also suggested Ingraham was being hypocritical, saying that if she gives Republicans credit for keeping the Senate, she must also give the Democrats credit for flipping the House. "So that's our goal".

A record number of women were elected to the US House on Tuesday, almost two years after women spilled out into the streets of Washington and in cities across the country in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump. "What's different this year is the whole pipeline's getting filled with women", Lake said.

In victory speeches across the country, women acknowledged the groundbreaking year. "This could be the beginning of a decade of the woman where you have more women running and moving up because you filled the pipeline". "Now they will do so in Congress in numbers America has never seen before".

For the first time, the US Congress will have Muslim women - and two of them.

Until recently making ends meet as a bartender, Ocasio-Cortez scored an upset in a Democratic primary in New York City to defeat 10-term member Joe Crowley, one of the most powerful members of the party. And Jahana Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, will be Connecticut's first black congresswoman.

Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee, won a House seat in a heavily Democratic district in Minneapolis, where she will succeed Keith Ellison, himself the first Muslim elected to Congress. At age 29, Ocasio Cortez of NY seizes the record from Rep. Elise Stefanik, who was elected at age 30 in 2014.

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