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

Ayanna Pressley talks with reporters outside the Adams Street Library in Dorchester

Ayanna Pressley talks with reporters outside the Adams Street Library in Dorchester

- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: America's youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

The incoming class of lawmakers could have a stark impact on politics in the nation's capital, particularly within the Democratic Party, after a midterm election that was widely seen as a referendum on Trump's first term.

Women are more likely than men to vote in both presidential and congressional midterm elections across all ethnicities, according to Dittmar's research and polling data. 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.

Sharice Davids was projected to win a district in Kansas for the Democrats, which would make her one of the first Native American women elected to Congress.

These wins were mostly fueled by the Democratic Party, which put a record numbers of women on the ballot.

All three women say they have a lot to do once they get into office, or are back in office, and that they can't wait to get to work.

The vote comes almost two years after women marched on Washington in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump. She won the general election after running unopposed.

Democrats nominated women in key races that helped determine control of the House. The current Republican governor, Dennis Daugaard, has said that he supports Medicaid expansion, but the issue has gone nowhere because of opposition in the GOP-held legislature. Democracy Now! was there with The Intercept for our special election broadcast.

The running tally included at least a dozen Republicans - among them Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Washington and Republican Carol Miller in West Virginia - and at least 80 Democrats.

Some of Tuesday's black female pioneers, like IL nurse and Democrat Lauren Underwood and CT teacher and Democrat Jahana Hayes, were first-time candidates.

Texas is set to send its first Hispanic women to Congress, as Democrats Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia both won their races. Nevada now has two female senators after Democrat Jacky Rosen defeated incumbent Republican Dean Heller.

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The lopsided victory for Ocasio-Cortez is hardly a surprise, given the deep blue nature of her Brooklyn district. Also in the Senate, Republican Marsha Blackburn will become Tennessee's first woman senator. Republican senator Cindy Hyde-Smith of MS is heading to a run-off election later this month.

In the first major race called Tuesday night, Lou Leon Guerrero was elected as Guam's governor, becoming the first woman to do so. Twenty-two states have never elected a woman as governor, and six states have female governors today. Democrat Janet Mills of ME and Republican Kristi Noem of South Dakota are the first women elected as governor in their state. In all, 237 were candidates for the House, including 185 Democrats and 52 Republicans. "So that's our objective".

Democrats had hoped to pick up Tennessee as part of a narrow path to retaking the Senate.

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.

"We've had years of the woman before".

"It may be women candidates who save our enthusiasm advantage by mobilizing women voters", Lake said. Democrats were galvanized by #MeToo movement, which helped attract female voters and recruit more women to run for office.

After upsetting incumbent Jeff Klein in the Democratic primaries earlier this year, Alessandra Biaggi has won the 34th District state Senate seat.

Rashida Tlaib is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and will represent Michigan's 13th Congressional District. And Jahana Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, will be Connecticut's first black congresswoman.

Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI became the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Sharice Davids defeated a Republican incumbent in Kansas to become the first openly LGBTQ woman to represent Kansas.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has promised to try and push the Democratic party further to the left.

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