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Pink Wave: Women to Flood Congress After Historic Election Night

Pink Wave: Women to Flood Congress After Historic Election Night

(1) Kim Reynolds became the first woman in Iowa history to be elected governor.

On Tuesday, at least two of those states sent women to Congress. Pennsylvania elected four women to the House, and Oklahoma elected one when Democrat Kendra Horn won an upset victory against a Republican incumbent.

All across the country, female candidates ran for office and won in record numbers.

The victory made her the national face of young, discontented Democrats - often women and minorities - trying to drag their party to the left.

Tuesday night's elections saw an influx of diversity "firsts" in the House of Representatives, ushered in by the record-breaking candidacies of women - specifically women of color - on the Democratic ticket.

Ayanna Pressley became the first black woman to represent MA in Congress and will occupy the seat held by such lions as JFK and Tip O'Neill.

She takes the record for the youngest woman elected to Congress from Rep. Elise Stefanik, a Republican representing upstate NY who was elected at age 30.

Ms Davids, a mixed martial arts fighter, will also be the first openly LGBTQI person to represent the state of Kansas.

With a Democratic majority in the House, women will wield more institutional power - Nancy Pelosi is expected to beat back a leadership challenge to again become speaker, the only woman to ever hold that post. As activists, they expanded the definition of women's issues beyond education and reproductive rights to include health care, immigration, gun violence and the environment. There are more women in office now than ever before, and this is only the beginning.

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.

No sign of assault in Saudi sisters' NYC deaths
How did they end up in NY ? On Aug. 24, police officers said, the girls traveled to New York City , arriving on September 1. He saw them sitting together at around 7 a.m.in a playground at Riverside Park - and the image now haunts him, Shea said .

Ayanna Pressley, congresswoman-elect for Massachusetts' 7th district.

"I urge you to work for a better future long after tonight", Sherrill said before a thunderous crowd that included dozens of women who had spent months canvassing and phone banking.

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.

Native American and Muslim women will join Congress for the first time alongside the youngest elected woman.

Tennessee gained the state's first woman in the Senate as Marsha Blackburn defeated former Gov. Phil Bredesen.

Tlaib is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants and became the first Muslim female member of Michigan's state legislature a decade ago.

She is one of a handful of congressional candidates this year who identified as democratic socialists. Trump visited the state three times.

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

Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia won House races in Texas, making them the first Latina women to ever represent the state.


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