U.S. elects record number of women to House

Governor Andrew Cuomo and his partner Sandra Lee at their Mt. Kisco polling site

Ocasio-Cortez could lose her title of the youngest woman elected to Congress in a matter of hours.

The Election Day gains by women were the capstone on a midterm election that has been defined by the energy of women, both on the political left and right.

Georgia candidate Stacey Abrams, a Democrat, was in a fierce battle to become America's first black woman governor, while Democrat Andrew Gillum narrowly lost his bid to become the first black governor of Florida. They mobilised on the grassroots level and played larger roles as donors than in previous election cycles.

Reuters/Ipsos polling, which has tracked voting interest since 2012, showed Democrats, especially college-educated women Democrats, much more enthusiastic about voting this year compared with the last midterm elections in 2014, and their level of enthusiasm has risen more than it has among men. Most were considered longshots.

"Tonight, we reaffirm what an awesome state that we live in", he said in his victory speech.

Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated a little-known Republican opponent Tuesday in a congressional district representing part of New York City and, at 29, could become the youngest woman elected to Congress.

"I didn't run because my election would be historic".

Democrat Janet Mills of ME and Republican Kristi Noem of South Dakota are the first women elected as governor in their state.

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For a long time there, Democrats felt good about Tennessee. "You're going to see the largest gender gap we've ever seen". In south Florida , former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala defeated Republican Maria Elvira Salazar.

Democratic Colorado Governor-elect Jared Polis arrives onstage with running mate Dianne Primavera on November 6, 2018 in Denver.

At that rate, we can expect the number of women in the House to go as high as about 110 when the 14 remaining face-offs are called. Meanwhile, Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams refuses to concede the Georgia governor's race to Republican candidate Brian Kemp.

The number will nearly certainly end up being north of 100, as 14 races also remain undecided in which a woman is running against a man.

This year, women not only increased their numbers, but the new class of lawmakers also includes women from a wide patchwork of backgrounds, adding to a Congress that is expected to be more diverse.

"When it comes to women of color candidates, folks don't just talk about a glass ceiling - what they describe is a concrete one".

For the first time, the US Congress will have Muslim women - and two of them.

Amid a wave of female candidates running for office, Tlaib scored a victory in Michigan's 13th Congressional District, setting her up to be the first Muslim-American woman in Congress.

Twenty-nine-year-old Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Ocasio-Cortez rose to national prominence in June, when she unseated 10-term incumbent Representative Joe Crowley, the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House.

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