The massive firsts that just happened for women in the US

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

That number is up from the 84 women now serving in the 115th Congress.

(5) Cindy Hyde-Smith won a plurality in MS and is heavily favored to win her runoff election to become the first woman ever elected to the US Senate from her state.

American voters have elected many men in their 20s to Congress, but Ocasio-Cortez could become the youngest woman to join the House. Others, like Massachusetts' Ayanna Pressley, were political veterans.

He hadn't had a challenger in 14 years, and now, a democratic socialist in favor of Medicare for all, a Green New Deal, and abolishing ICE, who happens to be 29-years-old, represents the 14th Congressional District of NY.

We'd been hearing for months about the record number of women running for office, and last night, voters turned out for them. Women were 21 points more likely to vote for Democrats than Republicans in House races - 60 percent voted for Democrats, to 38 percent who voted for Republicans.

Several women Democrats captured governorships now held by Republicans, including Laura Kelly in Kansas and Gretchen Whitmer in MI.

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Texas, for example, had a chance to send its first Hispanic woman to Congress.

The elections have been described as a referendum on the Trump presidency, and is expected to be indicative of the 2020 presidential elections. The record previously belonged to Elise Stefanik who was elected to Congress at age 30 in 2014.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Pardee '11) is the youngest woman ever elected to the United States Congress after winning New York's 14th Congressional District, comprised of the Bronx and Queens, on November 6, 2018. They include veterans, a former Central Intelligence Agency operative, a teacher who grew up the daughter of a drug addict, a one-time bartender and dozens of first-time candidates. Polis was also the first openly gay man elected to Congress in 2008.

O'Rourke noted that women favored Democratic candidates in congressional matchups by 19 points. The vast majority of women elected are Democrats.

Around 80 per cent of the women candidates in this election were defending their seats, and around 70 per cent held them. Many female Democratic House candidates who prevailed on Election Day ran in opposition to Trump or his policies.

Former Navy pilot Mikie Sherrill flipped New Jersey's 11th away from Republican Jay Webber, giving Democrats control of the district for the first time in 36 years. South Dakota Republican US Representative Kristi Noem and Maine Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills were both elected to serve as governors of their home states.

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