Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat rock star makes history

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins election to New York’s 14th congressional district

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins election to New York’s 14th congressional district

Ocasio-Cortez could lose her title of the youngest woman elected to Congress in a matter of hours.

With black candidates in several high-profile races - including gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum of Florida and Stacey Abrams in Georgia - voters nationally said by 71-24 percent it's important to elect more racial and ethnic minorities to public office and 44 percent say it's very important. The first ever openly LGBT governor, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, a bisexual woman, won her re-election bid Tuesday as well. I'll leave you with some hot takes about white women, who voted Republican last night.

"This isn't just the year of the woman, this is the year of every woman", said Cecile Richards, who served as the president of Planned Parenthood for more than a decade, noting the groundbreaking diversity among the women running for office this year.

Another two Democrats made history as the first Latinas elected to Congress from Texas, a deeply red state.

The "women's wave" included MA, where Democrat Ayanna Pressley was elected by Seventh District voters to be the first African-American woman to represent the state as a House member. "The first role of women as military flyers was during World War II as Women Airforce Service Pilots, an organization disbanded after the war", Colonel McSally said. Men, by contrast, were more evenly divided in their vote.

According to VoteCast, women voted considerably more in favour of their congressional Democratic candidate: About 6 in 10 voted for the Democrat, compared with 4 in 10 for the Republican. At least 95 women won seats in the House Wednesday morning, breaking a previous record of 84 women, NBC news reported. The vast majority of women elected are Democrats.

Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib from MI became the first two Muslim women to win election to Congress.

Fox News' Election Night coverage got pretty awkward on Tuesday, with anchor Chris Wallace completely shutting down host Laura Ingraham's analysis of the results. Stefanik was previously the youngest person ever elected, as she was 30 when she won her first campaign in 2014.

Blackburn will become the first woman to represent Tennessee in the Senate. Democrats celebrated the victory as Guerrero's win also meant a blue flip for the USA island territory. Many female Democratic House candidates who prevailed on Election Day ran in opposition to Trump or his policies. One year ago, she was working in a restaurant, she ran a grassroots campaign with a progressive agenda including universal medicare, gun control and access to affordable housing.

Lou Leon Guerrero from the USA territory of Guam the first female governor elected on Tuesday keeping the female wave going in the midterm elections.

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