With the record-breaking group of women elected this year comes a crop of other records and firsts.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be the youngest woman ever elected into Congress following her midterm election win Tuesday. BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 01: Boston City Councilor and Democratic congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley speaks at a rally calling on Sen.
After Tuesday's elections, a record number of women will serve in Congress come January 2019. Women were 21 points more likely to vote for Democrats than Republicans in House races - 60 percent voted for Democrats, to 38 percent who voted for Republicans.
For instance, in three congressional districts - Virginia's 7th and 10th, and New Jersey's 11th - women provided voting strength that flipped Republican-held seats. "In 1984, I was attending the U.S. Air Force Academy and told my first flight instructor that I was going to be a fighter pilot". She was elected to represent New York's 14th Congressional District by a landslide last night, defeating Republican candidate Anthony Pappas with 78 percent of the vote.
MA and CT will also send black women to Congress as firsts for their states, while Arizona and Tennessee are getting their first female senators.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezis is the youngest woman elected to Congress. In 2014, the most recent off-presidential midterm election year, Democrats won the U.S. House vote among women, even though Republicans overwhelmingly secured overall control of the chamber.
These new records represent the culmination of a record-setting year for female candidates. "This is gonna be the most diverse freshmen class of women that we've ever brought in by far, in race, profession, and age", she said.
The first Native American women have also been elected to Congress, with Democrats Deb Haaland winning in New Mexico and Sharice Davids in Kansas. Tlaib also becomes the first Palestinian-American in Congress and Omar the first Somali-American.
In the first major race called Tuesday night, Lou Leon Guerrero was elected as Guam's governor, becoming the first woman to do so. She ran a grass roots campaign that took on the "Queens Democratic Party machine" and championed progressive proposals, such as the abolition of the Immigration Customs Enforcement (Ice), a single-payer health care plan and tuition-free college. According to exit polls, they were about evenly split this year, with 50 percent choosing Democrats, compared to 48 percent who chose Republicans. The share of women identifying as Democrats or leaning Democratic is up 4 percentage points since 2015 and is at one of its highest points since 1992.