Chart of the day: How did women fare in the USA midterms?

Chart of the day: How did women fare in the USA midterms?

Women also were on the ballot for governor in 16 states this year.

Twenty-nine-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made history in the USA midterm elections, becoming the youngest woman elected to Congress.

Jahana Hayes is the first black woman elected to represent CT in Congress. Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, will be serving Connecticut's 5th Congressional District, which includes areas in the northwestern part of the state. BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 01: Boston City Councilor and Democratic congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley speaks at a rally calling on Sen.

Record numbers of women and ethnic minorities ran for office in 2018, paving the way for a number of historic landmarks on Tuesday night. But the Republicans have tightened its hold on the Senate with 51 candidates so far winning seats.

First black woman from New England in Congress: Democrats Jahana Hayes of CT and Ayanna Pressley of MA will share the precedent as the first black women elected to the US Congress from New England.

Before scoring her party's primary victory in August, she made history in Minnesota when she was elected to the state House in 2016, becoming the nation's first Somali-American legislator. A record number will serve in the new Congress.

Hill, who says she is bisexual, attacked Knight heavily on his immigration record, saying he was not open borders enough for the country, though he has long supported amnesty for illegal aliens and more foreign worker importation. "Democrats took the House back because of women voters". Several were first-time candidates.

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Women won gubernatorial races in nine states.

Deb Haaland in New Mexico and Sharice Davids in Kansas became the first Native American women ever elected to Congress. "Now it's people of every imaginable ethnicity and many, many more women".

Ocasio-Cortez's district, New York's 14th, has a foreign-born population that is now nearing almost 50 percent.

First female Muslim members of Congress: There are two women who won seats to become the first female Muslim members of Congress - Rashida Tlaib in MI and Ilhan Omar in Minnesota.

For this wave of women leaders, the next few years are going to be about much more than stereotypical women's issues. In 1982, 58 per cent of women voted for Democrats and 41 per cent voted for Republicans.

Comparing how many of each party's women candidates won their seats, the Democratic women were more successful, particularly in the Senate and House races.

Crowley was the No. 4 Democrat in the House and seen as a potential speaker one day.

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