Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to be youngest woman ever elected to Congress

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

Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Election In a Landslide

It will also feature the first Native American women, the first Muslim women and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

US Representative Elise Stefanik, a Republican representing upstate NY, was previously the youngest woman when she was elected in 2014 at age 30. For example, the next Congress will feature a record number of women of color, as well as a record number of non-incumbent women, according to the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics.

We'd been hearing for months about the record number of women running for office, and last night, voters turned out for them. Since the 2020 presidential election is about to begin in earnest (and midterm results led to more than one name be floated as possible candidates) let's take at least 24 hours to celebrate these women and their history-making wins.

Omar is a former Somali refugee who spent the last four years as a state legislator pushing a progressive agenda, including a US$15 minimum wage and subsidising higher education costs for low-income students.

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The elections have been described as a referendum on the Trump presidency, and is expected to be indicative of the 2020 presidential elections.

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

In rapid succession, the House got its first two Muslim women: Minnesota's Ilhan Omar and Michigan's Rashida Tlaib.

There are also now nine female governors, matching the record set in 2004.

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Among them is Jennifer Wexton, a Virginia state senator who defeated incumbent Barbara Comstock in one of the most closely watched races across the country. Polis was also the first openly gay man elected to Congress in 2008.

In her victory speech in September, she said: "These times demanded more from our leaders and from our party".

Around 80 per cent of the women candidates in this election were defending their seats, and around 70 per cent held them.

Democrat women flipped MI and Kansas, defeating male Republican incumbents. Democracy Now! was there with The Intercept for our special election broadcast. Republican women like Kristi L. Noem and Marsha Blackburn, on the other hand, made history but were reluctant to mention their gender on the campaign trail, preferring to focus on issues.

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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".

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