MA officially elects its first black woman to Congress

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

Ayanna Pressley Wins, Becoming Massachusetts’ First Black Congresswoman

Women in general had a record-breaking night in the House, with more than 90 of them expected to join the House's freshman class. By 1:30 a.m. Wednesday as the votes were still being counted, 92 had already been declared winners.

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. There are more women in office now than ever before, and this is only the beginning.

"We just elected the first woman to Congress in Michigan's 11th district", she said to massive applause in a hotel ballroom in Birmingham, MI.

Women won gubernatorial races in nine states.

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Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo who was born in Winslow, Ariz., is a former chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico.

Texas is set to send its first Hispanic women to Congress, as Democrats Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia both won their races. She will enter Congress having previously worked as a lawyer and a former mixed martial arts fighter.

According to the Campaign Legal Center, federal Judge Daniel Hovland denied a request last week from the tribe for an order stopping the ID requirement.

As first-time women candidates running in MI and IL, they were part of a surge of new Congressional candidates aiming to flip GOP-held seats in crucial swing districts. In the September primary, Pressley defeated longtime Democrat Rep. Michael Capuano.

The five-time congressman ran against Colorado's Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton to succeed Gov. John Hickenlooper, a popular Democrat who can't be re-elected because of term limits.

The first black woman elected to represent MA in Congress is Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley, who faced no Republican on Tuesday.

Tlaib is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants and became the first Muslim female member of Michigan's state legislature a decade ago.

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"This is the year of the woman, and the fact that women were willing to put themselves on the line is important, whether they've been Republicans or Democrats", said Shalala, a first-time candidate for elected office. Polis was also the first openly gay man elected to Congress in 2008.

Women are also harder working. Blackburn will be the first female senator to represent her state. "And they are part of our path to it". 'None of us ran to make history.

The US election has swept a record number of women into Congress, fired up by disgust of Donald Trump, emboldened by the #MeToo movement and making the Democratic Party more diverse and younger than ever.

"Together, we made history!"

"Though prominent figures like Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor of Florida, failed to win their potentially historic elections, many candidates around the country became the first person of their gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation to be elected to their positions in their states, or in some cases, in the country". Stratton ran with Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, who campaigned for an expansion of health care, job creation and early childhood education. The victory comes with a few key losses though. Republicans in the state legislature voted a year ago to undo an anti-corruption plan approved by voters in a ballot referendum. Women led the opposition to the GOP plan to kill the ACA. That is likely to remain the case under Noem. She's also a lesbian and was among a number of of LGBTQ candidates.

Despite being more than half the population and the voters, women were still less than a third of all candidates for Congress, the governor's offices and other statewide executive seats.

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