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Women Played ‘Pivotal’ Role in Shifting House to the Democrats

09 November, 2018, 08:37 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins election to New York’s 14th congressional district

More than 100 women were elected to United States legislative office in mid-term elections Tuesday.

Her victory in the USA midterm elections on Monday makes her the youngest woman ever to win election to Congress.

In a tweet sent early Wednesday morning, Stefanik congratulated Ocasio-Cortez and said she would "proudly hand off that mantle to" the young congresswoman-elect.

Women now hold 96 out of the 435 House of Representative seats, a record number set on Tuesday night. 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. But the Republicans have tightened its hold on the Senate with 51 candidates so far winning seats.

"ICE was just established in 2003 and it was established outside of the U.S. Department of Justice, so a lot of this disturbing behavior we are seeing - parents can separated from their children, people getting picked up on the street - it's happening outside of the Justice Department", Ocasio-Cortez said in the June interview.

Progressive insurgent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, who overtook goliath Rep. Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for New York's 14th Congressional District in a stunning upset, became the youngest woman elected to Congress in the nation's history.

Cops: 'Sociopath' Kid Strangled Mom After Fight Over Grades
Gregory's two friends, both 17-years-old, are facing charges of being accessories to a crime after the fact, authorities said. The boy left to school, and after returning home from school on Friday, he told deputies that his mother had vanished.

Ayanna Pressley became the first African American woman elected to the House of Representatives for MA - a state with that has a black population of only eight percent.

Idaho gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan also lost her race to become the country's first Native American governor.

As Breitbart News has reported, Democrats have increasingly gained strongholds in congressional districts due to booming foreign-born populations.

And several of the female candidates broke records of their own. Also a Native American, Davids will join Debra Haaland of New Mexico in becoming the first Native American women in Congress.

Michigan's Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota's Ilhan Omar are the country's first Muslim women in Congress. Ayanna Pressley is Massachusetts' first Black congresswoman.

Minnesota Democratic Congressional Candidate Ilhan Omar speaks at an election night results party on November 6, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Democracy Now! was there with The Intercept for our special election broadcast. The wins bump up female representation in the lower house to at least 23 percent, still dismal in the world rankings. Women are also more likely to identify as Democrats or lean Democratic, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey.

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