NY Democrat Ocasio-Cortez set to become youngest Congresswoman ever

Governor Andrew Cuomo and his partner Sandra Lee at their Mt. Kisco polling site

Governor Andrew Cuomo and his partner Sandra Lee at their Mt. Kisco polling site

- Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar: America's first Muslim women in Congress. Tlaib ran unopposed in the general election, all but guaranteeing the former MI state legislator a seat in Congress. Omar is already a barrier breaker - in 2016, she became the first Somali American legislator in the country.

Victories for both were expected following primary victories earlier this year. A self-styled progressive, Tlaib is a vocal critic of President Donald Trump and was arrested two years ago for disrupting a Trump speech in Detroit.

More than a quarter-century after the so-called year of the woman and two years after Hillary Clinton failed to shatter the "highest, hardest glass ceiling", voters were poised to elect the largest class of freshman congresswoman in history.

Her victory in the USA midterm elections on Monday makes her the youngest woman ever to win election to Congress. She came to the USA more than two decades ago as a refugee.

Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives, giving them the opportunity to block Trump's agenda and open his administration to intense scrutiny. Blackburn, a Republican member of Congress who aligned herself closely with Trump and his policies during this race, defeated popular former Democratic governor Phil Bredesen in a tight race by 10 points. Tennessee elected its first female senator.

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Democrats had hoped to pick up Tennessee as part of a narrow path to retaking the Senate. There are six women governors, and the record is nine, which was reached in 2004 and 2007.

Sutton made a race of it, leaning into a record of public service as well as his history as a professional bronco rider, a career that left him paralyzed. Women's issues are the economy, their education, their gun control.

Also, female voters increased their support for Democratic candidates, according to a Reuters /Ipsos Election Day poll. Davids also became the second-ever lesbian woman elected to Congress. Republicans in the state legislature voted past year to undo an anti-corruption plan approved by voters in a ballot referendum. Candidates like Abigail Spanberger and Jennifer Wexton in Virginia, Mikie Sherrill in New Jersey, and Angie Craig in Minnesota helped the party win Republican-held seats in the suburbs. That is likely to remain the case under Noem. The Democratic candidate ran with a campaign that said: "Women like me aren't supposed to run for office".

"This is the year of the woman, and the fact that women were willing to put themselves on the line is important, whether they've been Republicans or Democrats", said Shalala, a first-time candidate for elected office.

Former Democratic Senator Barbara Mikulski, one of only two women in the Senate at the time of Hill's testimony, said women's outrage at Hill's treatment by an all-male Senate committee motivated them "to run in numbers never heard before".

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