Midterms Usher Wave Of Young, Democratic Women Of Color Into House

  • Midterms Usher Wave Of Young, Democratic Women Of Color Into House

Midterms Usher Wave Of Young, Democratic Women Of Color Into House

But in the early hours of Wednesday morning, women were on track to surpass that margin, ushering in some new faces to Congress as Democrats sought control of the House.

The result is nevertheless impressive for the 28-year-old former bartender and self-described democratic socialist, who rocketed onto the national stage by knocking off 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in June's Democratic primary.

Sharice Davids became one of the first Native American members of Congress. Davids, an attorney and advocate, will represent Kansas' 3rd Congressional District, which covers eastern Kansas and includes Kansas City.

Davids also became the second-ever lesbian woman elected to Congress. Davids defeated incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder.

MI attorney Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from Minnesota won their races handily to become the first Muslim women elected to Congress, with Omar being the first Somali-American to join the ranks. Omar and Tlaib have worked with each other throughout their campaigns.

Colorado voters chose Democratic US Representative Jared Polis to serve as their next governor, making him the first openly gay man to be elected to serve as the chief executive of a US state.

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

In a year that has been defined by the political awakening and activism of women, the mid-term is testing whether those women will reach record-breaking numbers in Congress and in governor's mansions across the country. They will join four other female veterans now serving in Congress.

Views on sexual harassment diverged similarly: About 8 in 10 said they see it as a "serious problem", and almost two-thirds of them voted Democratic. According to CBS Dallas, the Hispanic population in the Southern state is expected to surpass the white population as soon as 2022.

■In Tennessee, Republican Marsha Blackburn will become that state's first woman senator.

Jahana Hayes is the first black woman elected to represent CT in Congress. Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, will be serving Connecticut's 5th Congressional District, which includes areas in the northwestern part of the state.

16 women nominated for Governor (of the 36 states electing one today). "WE broke that concrete wide open".

Politics has become a family affair for Vice President Mike Pence, with his brother Greg elected to his former congressional seat in Indiana. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to reject Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court on October 1, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Sen. Flake is scheduled to give a talk at the Forbes 30 under 30 event in Boston after recently calling for a one week pause in the confirmation process to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation more time to investigate sexual assault allegations. On Tuesday, she won the race for New Mexico's First District.