Texas is set to send its first Hispanic women to Congress, as Democrats Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia both won their races.
Women have run in record numbers, and Native Americans, Muslims, Latinos, immigrants, millennials and LGBT candidates have already made history with their campaigns. And the vast majority of them ran as Democrats helping to give the Democratic Party control of the House.
Ocasio-Cortez' victory over Republican Anthony Pappas, an economics professor, had been widely expected since the Democratic primary in June, when she scored an unanticipated upset over 10-term U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley. At least 95 women won seats in the House Wednesday morning, breaking a previous record of 84 women, NBC news reported.
Women made history in the 2018 midterm elections.
Exit Polls Show Trump A Major Factor In 2018 Midterm Election Voting
Trump spent the day at the White House, tweeting, making calls, monitoring the races and meeting with his political team. Democratic favorite Conor Lamb, who stunned Washington by winning a special election in the state, beat Republican Rep.
With most of the results now known, women in the United States have achieved a number of significant firsts and played a major role in shifting the figures in Congress. "We ran to make change".
Kansas Democrat Sharice Davids became the first Native American woman elected to Congress, defeating Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder. 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.
Delmore said that many of these candidates adopted a new approach when campaigning for their various positions. Research shows that women are more likely to raise policies related to women's health and family than men.
She will also be the nation's first Somali-American elected to Congress: She was born in Somalia and spent much of her childhood in a Kenyan refugee camp during Somalia's civil war.
Election 2018: GOP holds Senate, Democrats move closer in House
New York Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo - sometimes spoken of as a 2020 presidential contender - cruised to a third term. Kobach had built a national profile as an advocate of tough immigration policies and strict voter photo ID laws.
In rapid succession, the House got its first two Muslim women: Minnesota's Ilhan Omar and Michigan's Rashida Tlaib. Democrats celebrated the victory as Guerrero's win also meant a blue flip for the US island territory. "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".
■In Tennessee, Republican Marsha Blackburn will become that state's first woman senator.
Another important trend from this year's exits (and any year's) is how gender interacts with race and education.
Kate Brown, who is bisexual, became the first openly LGBT person elected governor in 2016 when she won her OR race.
Passengers create stink over pungent planeload of durian
Durian's stench is so pungent it's banned from public transportation, hotels and even planes in certain countries. In April, the stench of rotting durian in a library at Melbourne's RMIT University led to a mass evacuation.