"For other women, it also meant running in ways that embraced gender and race as an asset they bring to candidacy and office-holding, instead of a hurdle they have to overcome to be successful in what has been a man's world of electoral politics".
The House of Representatives will have two Muslim women among its members for the first time. In Georgia, the race for governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams - who is vying to be the first black woman governor in the US - and Republican Brian Kemp remains too close to call. Also a Native American, Davids will join Debra Haaland of New Mexico in becoming the first Native American women in Congress.
The Chicago native settled down in Boston after college and later became the city's first black councilwoman. Pressley asked on Tuesday night, garnering cheers.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, is now the youngest woman elected to Congress. I'll leave you with some hot takes about white women, who voted Republican last night. This year, women tied the record for most governor's seats women have ever held - nine - a number that was previously reached in 2004 and 2007. 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. With the GOP in control of the Senate, Trump will have a majority to confirm his executive and judicial appointments.
Trump agenda at stake as voters decide control of U.S. Congress
Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI , who are both Democrats, will be the first Muslim women to serve in Congress. Americans are voting for all 435 seats in the House and 35 out of 100 seats in the Senate, a as well as state governors.
The elections have been described as a referendum on the Trump presidency, and is expected to be indicative of the 2020 presidential elections.
"Jones said on Tuesday night that the "new Democratic Party" is now "younger, browner" and cooler".
A former National Teacher of the Year, Jahana Hayes, will become Connecticut's first black woman in Congress. Newcomer Ayanna Pressley of MA who ousted a 10-term incumbent in the primary will become the first black congresswoman from MA.
Democratic congressional candidate Ilhan Omar is greeted by her husband's mother after appearing at her midterm election night party in Minneapolis, Nov. 6, 2018. Several were first-time candidates. Davids' win in Kansas against GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder was a pickup for Democrats, which projects to gain control of the House. Iowa elected its first female governor, Kim Reynolds (who was the incumbent but she had been appointed to the position), along with its first-ever female state representatives, 29-year-old Abby Finkenauer and Cindy Axne, both of whom beat out their male Republican incumbent opponents.
Election Day brought some big and historic wins for Democrats across NY.