Published: Thu, November 08, 2018

Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Election In a Landslide

Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Election In a Landslide

Tuesday's outcome not only made USA history, it also included many "firsts".

She added that even women of colour who were unsuccessful will inspire a new crop of candidates, similar to the white women encouraged to run after Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential election loss. In successfully overtaking the incumbent in the state's 3rd Congressional District, Davids also becomes Kansas's first openly LGBT candidate to win a major office. And the vast majority of them ran as Democrats helping to give the Democratic Party control of the House.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, is now the youngest woman elected to Congress.

They mobilised on the grassroots level and played larger roles as donors than in previous election cycles.

Half a century ago this week, New York's Shirley Chisholm was elected the first black woman in Congress, and several of the black women elected Tuesday have said their campaigns were inspired by her example.

(8) Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress, comfortably won re-election last night.

Pressley said, "Now, listen, I know for a fact none of us ran to make history, we ran to make change". The record previously belonged to Elise Stefanik who was elected to Congress at age 30 in 2014. While stiff historical headwinds were blowing in Republicans' faces, the opposition correctly read the political needs of the moment and recruited an array of strong female candidates who were primed to exploit widespread suburban dissatisfaction with the president.

These wins were mostly fueled by the Democratic Party, which put a record numbers of women on the ballot.


Yesterday's election will ensure that the U.S. House of Representatives looks a lot more like the country it represents. It will also feature the first Native American women, the first Muslim women and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Men, by contrast, were more evenly divided in their vote.

Nearly 80% of voters in a CNN exit poll said it's very or somewhat important that more women and racial minorities be elected to public office, with two-thirds of white voters agreeing.

The Democrats have flipped the house while the Republicans will continue to hold on to the Senate following the midterm elections in the United States.

MI attorney Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from Minnesota won their races handily to become the first Muslim women elected to Congress, with Omar being the first Somali-American to join the ranks.

Blackburn will become the first woman to represent Tennessee in the Senate.

In the Senate, female Democrats lost some important races.

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.

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