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Midterms Usher Wave Of Young, Democratic Women Of Color Into House

09 November 2018

Women won gubernatorial races in nine states.

"There is nothing inherently noble about protecting a status quo that does not serve the needs of working-class Americans", said Ocasio-Cortez, one of a handful of Congressional candidates this year who identified as democratic socialists.

A "pink wave" is sending a record number of women to Congress, with more than 110 claiming victory in their House and Senate races-with some contests too close yet to call.

The night was poised to be a night of firsts, with a record number of women on the ballot and a number of candidates set to diversify Congress.

Just 38 of the 107 women in Congress right now are women of color, according to the Center for American Women and Politics, comprising 7 percent of Congress as a whole.

Elsewhere, two women from distant states made history together. The former Central Intelligence Agency officer beat Tea Party incumbent Dave Brat in no small part through the activism of local liberal women's groups.

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Ayanna Pressley has become Massachusetts' first African-American congresswoman.

A former National Teacher of the Year, Jahana Hayes, will become Connecticut's first black woman in Congress. Newcomer Ayanna Pressley of MA who ousted a 10-term incumbent in the primary will become the first black congresswoman from MA. "So given these numbers, who is the real face of feminism?" she tweeted on the day after Election Day. She will now hold that distinction in Congress.

In New York, Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress at just 29 years old.

However, the historic firsts were not limited to NY. Democratic Rep. Yvette Clarke won her reelection by a veritable landslide.

Women were also elected governors in Iowa, Maine and South Dakota for the first time, as well as in the territory of Guam.

Scroll through gallery to read her incredible story and find out more about the House of Representatives' newest star - who admits she's addicted to sharing on Insta stories and whose first job was as a hostess in an Irish pub.

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Democrat Lauren Underwood will represent Illinois' 14th congressional district, a seat that's historically gone to Republicans. She ran for Congress and went on to beat five other Democrats in the August primary.

Democratic Rep. Gwen Moore won her bid for reelection over in Wisconsin's 4 congressional district, per the AP. As of this writing, she leads the count in her district by 12 points. Considering that Texas is almost 40 percent Latino, these historical wins are even more overdue. She will represent Texas's 29th district.

Ms Davids is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and a former mixed martial arts fighter who was raised by a single mother.

Abby Finkenauer, congresswoman-elect for Iowa's 1st district.Cindy Axne, congresswoman-elect for Iowa's 3rd district.

(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.

First Native American woman in Congress: Two Native American women elected will become the first indigenous people seated in Congress - Sharice Davids in Kansas and Haaland in New Mexico.

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"In 230 years, there's never been a Native American woman in Congress". A record number of WOC ran for office, and many of them succeeded.

Midterms Usher Wave Of Young, Democratic Women Of Color Into House