Ocasio-Cortez to be youngest woman ever elected to Congress

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

The district is already solidly blue, and even though her victory was all but guaranteed after winning the primary, Ocasio-Cortez kept campaigning. She and Hayes are the first black women elected to congress from New England.

Progressive insurgent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, who overtook goliath Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for New York's 14th Congressional District in a stunning upset, became the youngest woman elected to Congress in the nation's history.

Meanwhile, at 31, Democrat Lauren Underwood also won her race to become a Congresswoman.

This is viewer supported news. Democrat women flipped MI and Kansas, defeating male Republican incumbents.

Among the many firsts: the first two Muslim congresswomen, Michigan's Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota's Ilhan Omar; the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; and the first Native American women in Congress, New Mexico's Debra Haaland and Sharice Davids of Kansas. Omar and Tlaib have worked with each other throughout their campaigns. CT and MA each elected their first African American women into Congress. Nine women will call various governors' mansions across the US home.

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". Up against the Republican incumbent Randy Hultgren in IL, the former nurse was endorsed by former President Barack Obama and beat six men in the primary. The vast majority of women elected are Democrats. According to CBS Dallas, the Hispanic population in the Southern state is expected to surpass the white population as soon as 2022. Davids is also Kansas' first openly gay statewide representative. Her platform covered issues that included protecting New York's clean water, combating opioid abuse and addiction and reducing student loan debt.

Ayanna Pressley became the first black woman elected to Congress from MA.

16 women nominated for Governor (of the 36 states electing one today). "WE broke that concrete wide open". They will join four other female veterans now serving in Congress. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to reject Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court on October 1, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Sen.

"It was really on the shoulders of women voters that Democrats had the momentum to take back the House", she said.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., speaks to supporters after she was declared the victor over former Gov. Phil Bredesen in their race for the U.S. Senate Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Franklin, Tenn.

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