Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Record number of women win in the House

Record number of women win in the House

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.

There are more women in office now than ever before, and this is only the beginning.

■Voters in some states chose women to serve as governors for the first time.

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.

In races still too close to call, Abrams, if elected, would become the first female African-American governor in USA history, and in Arizona's competitive Senate race, the state will elect either Republican Martha McSally or Democrat Kyrsten Sinema as the state's first woman to serve in the chamber. BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 01: Boston City Councilor and Democratic congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley speaks at a rally calling on Sen.

Women made history in the 2018 midterm elections.

That means at least 117 women will serve in the 116th Congress, up from the current 107.

Around 80 per cent of the women candidates in this election were defending their seats, and around 70 per cent held them.

The vast majority of newly elected women are Democrats.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be the youngest woman ever elected into Congress following her midterm election win Tuesday. The record previously belonged to Elise Stefanik who was elected to Congress at age 30 in 2014.

New York Democratic Congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks to supporters, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 in Queens, New York, after defeating Republican challenger Anthony Pappas in the race for the 14th Congressional district.

Democrat Mike Espy, who will face Mississippi Republican Representative Cindy Hyde-Smith in a December runoff, could become the state's first black senator since Reconstruction. Wallace also suggested Ingraham was being hypocritical, saying that if she gives Republicans credit for keeping the Senate, she must also give the Democrats credit for flipping the House.

"On the Democratic side, these races were viewed not only as a referendum on President Donald Trump, but also, in many cases, on his version of identity politics, which in its final days played to the fears of his base, a group that is largely white, male and Christian".

"Thanks to you, tomorrow will be a new day in America", Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic leader, said.

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

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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