The victories by the two Democrats - Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib - came on an election night when members of multiple minority groups had a chance to score electoral firsts. Omar, who came to the USA as a refugee, will be the first Somali-American in Congress. Democrats Sharice Davids of Kansas and Debra Haaland of New Mexico became the first Native American women elected to Congress.
The incoming class of lawmakers could have a stark impact on politics in the nation's capital, particularly within the Democratic Party, after a midterm election that was widely seen as a referendum on Trump's first term. Candidates like Abigail Spanberger and Jennifer Wexton in Virginia, Mikie Sherrill in New Jersey, and Angie Craig in Minnesota helped the party win Republican-held seats in the suburbs. They were powered mostly by a female-led resistance movement forged in opposition to the election of Donald Trump, though there were also notable victories among Republican women.
Ilhan Omar, a Somali refugee, won a House seat in a heavily Democratic district in Minneapolis, where she will succeed Keith Ellison, himself the first Muslim elected to Congress. New Mexico Democrat Deb Haaland and Kansas Democrat Sharice Davids were elected the first two Native American women to serve in Congress.
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The integration was not a smooth one , and the Anglophone minority complains of marginalization by the Francophone majority. The government did away with presidential term limits several years ago, part of a trend in Africa that has dismayed many.
- Ayanna Pressley: Massachusetts' first black woman in Congress. Pressley's seat in Congress was all but assured after she upset longtime Democratic incumbent Michael E. Capuano in Massachusetts' 7th district.
There were 15 Democratic women running on Senate ballots along with eight Republicans.
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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He then berated Acosta for the way he questioned White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in briefings. Acosta finally relinquished the mic and sat down, but Trump then began to verbally berate him from the podium.
Blackburn has been closely associated with Trump and is said to be farther to the right than the Republican senator she is replacing.
Regardless of who wins in Arizona's competitive Senate race, the state will elect either Republican Martha McSally or Democrat Kyrsten Sinema as the state's first woman to serve in the chamber.
"We've had the "Year of the Woman" before and it has been a one-night sensation, but this is about filling the pipeline", she said. In Kansas, Sharice Davids, a Democrat running in a suburban Kansas City district, will become one of the first Native American women elected to Congress, and the first openly LGBT person to represent Kansas at the federal level. She'll be one of the first two Latina representatives from the Lone Star state (along with Sylvia Garcia from Houston). Mills, now the state's attorney general, has won the governorship, checking another state off a long list that has never had a female chief executive.
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Christopher Watts, 33, married his late wife Shannan in Mecklenburg County in 2012, and her parents still live in North Carolina. Christopher Watts is in court for his arraignment hearing at the Weld County Courthouse on August 21, 2018 in Greeley, Colorado.
Ocasio-Cortez has said she is still paying off her student loans and until recently had no health insurance.