These Women Made History in the Midterms

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

That number is up from the 84 women now serving in the 115th Congress.

In the past few months, Ocasio-Cortez had traveled around the country to places including Kansas and California to stump for other candidates as part of an effort to move the Democratic party further to the political left.

Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic nomination in an upset primary against longtime incumbent Joe Crowley over the summer.

Women now hold 96 out of the 435 House of Representative seats, a record number set on Tuesday night. The win was momentous for a number of reasons, not just that Democrats can now challenge Trump and the Republican party agenda.

For the first time, a pair of Native American congresswomen are headed to the House, in addition to two Muslim congresswoman.

The elections have been described as a referendum on the Trump presidency, and is expected to be indicative of the 2020 presidential elections.

In Massachusetts, Ayanna Pressley ran unopposed as a Democrat and became the first black woman to represent the commonwealth in Congress. Former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevy came out as gay while he was in office, and Oregon Governor Kate Brown, who is bisexual, won in 2016, but Jared Polis will be the first man to win a governorship as an out gay man. Polis has been in Congress since 2009.

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Paramedics found Miller unresponsive in his Los Angeles home on September 7 and declared him dead soon after. Miller had an abrasion on the bridge of his nose, and blood was coming out of one nostril, the report said.

When Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia take their seats in January with the 2018 class, they will be the first Latinas ever to represent Texas in the U.S. House. Several were first-time candidates.

Polis is also the state's first Jewish governor.

Sharice Davids, congresswoman-elect for Kansas' 3rd district.Deb Haaland, congresswoman-elect for New Mexico's 1st district.

Democrats won women's vote for Congress by 19 points, with 59 per cent voting Democrat and 40 per cent voting Republican - the largest margin seen in midterm exit polls, according to data from CNN. The vast majority of women elected are Democrats.

Minnesota Democratic Congressional Candidate Ilhan Omar speaks at an election night results party on November 6, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Missouri's Claire McCaskill and North Dakota's Heidi Heitkamp were both vulnerable as Democrats in deep red states, and a lot of people are pointing to their votes against Brett Kavanaugh as what cost them their elections.

She ran alongside Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, who beat Democrat Andrew Gillum in a high profile race that was one of the most closely watched nationally.

VoteCast reported that more women voted for Democratic candidates than men.

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