Women, LGBT candidates make history in 2018 midterms

Max Rose in October 2018

The victories by the two Democrats - Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib - came on an election night when members of multiple minority groups had a chance to score electoral firsts.

And several of the female candidates broke records of their own.

The campaigning from both sides of politics was polarising, with the Republicans maintaining an anti-immigration and America-first message, while the Democrats pledged to put an end to divisionary politics. Many were by spurred by Mr Trump's treatment of women and the #MeToo movement along with wider fallout from the 2016 election, in which the first female major party presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, faced attacks based on her gender.

Though prominent figures like Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor of Florida, failed to win their potentially historic elections, many candidates around the country became the first person of their gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation to be elected to their positions in their states, or in some cases, in the country.

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. On Tuesday, James won her seat for New York State Attorney General.

In a win for the Republicans, Tennessee's Marsha Blackburn has become the first female senator in the state. The current Republican governor, Dennis Daugaard, has said that he supports Medicaid expansion, but the issue has gone nowhere because of opposition in the GOP-held legislature. Bob Corker, a frequent Trump critic.

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There are now more women governors, as well.

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

Ayanna Pressley, 44, on Tuesday became the first African American woman elected to Congress from MA, representing much of the same area as John F. Kennedy. In the race, Haaland faced Republican candidate Janice Arnold-Jones and Libertarian Party candidate Lloyd Princeton. MA and CT will also send black women to Congress as firsts for their states, while Arizona and Tennessee are getting their first female senators.

Fifty-five percent of women said they backed a Democrat for the House this year, compared with 49 percent who in 2014 said they backed a Democrat in the congressional midterm elections, according to a a Reuters/Ipsos Election Day poll.

Ilhan Omar, a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and will serve Minnesota's 5th District in the House. She will now hold that distinction in Congress.

At 29, staunch left-winger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress and one of the youngest members ever. We spoke with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about her plans for Congress.

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