The massive firsts that just happened for women in the US

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

Before scoring her party's primary victory in August, she made history in Minnesota when she was elected to the state House in 2016, becoming the nation's first Somali-American legislator.

Ayanna Pressley, congresswoman-elect for Massachusetts' 7th district. She's also a lesbian and was among a number of of LGBTQ candidates. He argued that the reason Democrats won a majority in the House is "not because they went far left", pointing to moderate candidates like Virginia's Abigail Spanberger, who unseated Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) in a surprise victory.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be the youngest woman ever elected into Congress following her midterm election win Tuesday.

This year's swing was, in large part, because of independent women, who voted for Democratic candidates for the House, 56 per cent to 39 per cent, as well as white women, who have started voting differently in recent years, according to CNN's exit poll data.

She describes herself as an educator, organiser and working-class New Yorker who has worked with expectant mothers, waited tables and led classrooms.

(8) Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress, comfortably won re-election last night. "We ran to make change". Stefanik was previously the youngest person ever elected, as she was 30 when she won her first campaign in 2014. Several were first-time candidates.

"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.

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Afterwards, the Duchess visited the Ghana International School where she launched the Commonwealth Essay Competition prize. The Commonwealth has 53 member states who are all former colonists of Britain.

In rapid succession, the House got its first two Muslim women: Minnesota's Ilhan Omar and Michigan's Rashida Tlaib.

Almost two years after women spilled out into the streets of Washington and in cities across the country in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the United States is sending more women than ever before to the House of Representatives.

MI governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday attributed her success and that of other women to outworking their opponents and "staying focused on the dinner table issues that really matter to families".

(3) Marsha Blackburn became the first female US Senator from Tennessee.

In her campaign platform, Ocasio-Cortez promotes universal job guarantees, fully funded public schools and universities, paid family and sick leave and housing as a human right. Democrats celebrated the victory as Guerrero's win also meant a blue flip for the US island territory.

In the Senate, female Democrats lost some important races.

Jared Polis easily won his bid for Colorado's gubernatorial seat Tuesday night and in doing so became the first openly gay man ever elected as governor.

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