Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

The women who made history in the mid-terms

The women who made history in the mid-terms

The United States' 116th Congress will have record number of women, LGBT, Muslim, Latin American and Native American representation following Tuesday's landmark midterm elections.

There are still some seats undecided in this week's vote, but to date, 117 women have won across the Senate, House and Governor elections. A record-high 40 women of colour were elected to the House, beating the previous record of 38.

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.

In Virginia's 10th, Democratic lawyer and state senator Jennifer Wexton beat two-term Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock in a district that went for Clinton over Trump in the 2016 presidential election, 52 percent to 42 percent.

As ABC political commentator Cokie Roberts put it: "For most of our lives we just looked down from the gallery and saw a bunch of guys in gray suits".

But what will more women in office mean?

Below are some of the key firsts, with more to come. She's also a lesbian and was among a number of of LGBTQ candidates.

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Ocasio-Cortez will be just fine with the apartment situation once some Silicon Valley tech billionaire reads of her woes and feels so compelled to signal his charitable virtue that he purchases her a fully-furnished luxury condo in the swankiest spot D.C. has to offer.

Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar and Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib became the first Muslim women elected into Congress on Tuesday. Up against the Republican incumbent Randy Hultgren in IL, the former nurse was endorsed by former President Barack Obama and beat six men in the primary. As noted by The Daily Wire's Ryan Saavedra, Ocasio-Cortez is no longer even trying to hide her ignorance with basic math anymore.

"Tonight, Iowa rejected fear and division, and tonight, Iowa proved we step up for our neighbors", Finkenauer tweeted following the result". The three newly elected Congresswomen will join five Congressmen of Arab descent now in the House of Representatives. So, how do I get an apartment? According to an in depth report by the New York Times, James victory as the attorney general of New York marked the first time a woman in New York is elected attorney general, the first African-American woman to be elected to statewide office and the first Black person to serve as New York's attorney general.

Sharice Davids, congresswoman-elect for Kansas' 3rd district.Deb Haaland, congresswoman-elect for New Mexico's 1st district.

In contrast Ms Tlaib "has been inspiring to Arab Americans because she has been upfront about her Palestinian heritage and her progressive views; and Ms Omar has proudly displayed her identity, especially her religion, including through her dress, and is a naturalised American to boot".

Overall, there was a record numbers of women nominated in the first place, following the record number who put their hand up to get involved.

First woman governor of Maine: Democrat Janet Mills defeated Republican Shawn Moody and will become the first woman governor in that state.

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