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With the record-breaking group of women elected this year comes a crop of other records and firsts.

Once you add those to the handful of women Senators and Governors who did not have to face the electorate in these midterms (as only some positions were contested), the proportion of women now in power goes up to around 22 per cent. In successfully overtaking the incumbent in the state's 3rd Congressional District, Davids also becomes Kansas's first openly LGBT candidate to win a major office.

Ocasio-Cortez is also part of a historic number of women ― and a dramatic increase in women of colour specifically ― who won nominations in the 2018 midterms.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, is now the youngest woman elected to Congress.

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

They mobilised on the grassroots level and played larger roles as donors than in previous election cycles.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in New York's 14th district on Tuesday night, according to The Associated Press.

Texas is sending its first ever Hispanic women to congress, as Veronica Escobar snapped up Beto O'Rouke's old seat and state Sen.

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She was able to express this side of her story through most of the songs, which are included in her newest album Sweetener . Ariana , 25, and Pete, 24, decided that it simply "wasn't the right time" for them to be together, a source claimed to TMZ .

"Now, listen, I know for a fact none of us ran to make history, we ran to make change". The record previously belonged to Elise Stefanik who was elected to Congress at age 30 in 2014.

Last night, Donna Brazille, a strategist on CNN said a record number of 38 women of color will be serving in Congress (35 Democrats, three Republicans).

Delmore said that many of these candidates adopted a new approach when campaigning for their various positions.

In rapid succession, the House got its first two Muslim women: Minnesota's Ilhan Omar and Michigan's Rashida Tlaib. Men, by contrast, were more evenly divided in their vote.

"ICE was just established in 2003 and it was established outside of the U.S. Department of Justice, so a lot of this disturbing behavior we are seeing - parents can separated from their children, people getting picked up on the street - it's happening outside of the Justice Department", Ocasio-Cortez said in the June interview.

While notable Republican successes include the first female senator elected from Tennessee and the first female governor of South Dakota, there are concerns that the overt Democrat disparity could fan the partisan divide.

Another important trend from this year's exits (and any year's) is how gender interacts with race and education. Democrats celebrated the victory as Guerrero's win also meant a blue flip for the USA island territory. One year ago, she was working in a restaurant, she ran a grassroots campaign with a progressive agenda including universal medicare, gun control and access to affordable housing.


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