More Than 100 Women Elected To Congress In Historic Midterms

Written by on November 7, 2018 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (left) won her race for New York’s 14th District—making her the youngest female member of Congress ever elected. Ilhan Omar (center), a Somali-American, won a resounding victory in Minnesota. She and Rashida Tlaib, of Michigan, also made history as the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Sharice Davids (right), a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, claimed victory in Kansas, becoming the state’s first Native American Congresswoman.


A record number of women were elected to Congress on Tuesday night as an unprecedented number of female candidates ran for the first time.

At least 98 women will be elected to the House of Representatives — 84 Democrats, 14 Republicans — and 12 will join the Senate — 10 Democrats, two Republicans — according to the latest projections by ABC News.

The figure marks an all-time high for the number of women in the House, but the results could fluctuate as more precincts report.

It was also a historic night for first-time female candidates, with several political newbies flipping GOP-held congressional seats, according to ABC News’ analysis.

Political novice Sharice Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, claimed victory in Kansas and would be the state’s first Native American Congresswoman — and is one of two voted in. Davids is also slated to become the Sunflower State’s first openly LGBT congressional representative. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American, also won a resounding victory in Minnesota. She and Rashida Tlaib, of Michigan, also made history as the first Muslim women elected to Congress.

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  1.' AliceinW says:

    There is little significance for voting in any particular segment of society if their true intentions are not those that are sincere and true to heart for others. I think most people have had enough of self interested politicians who enter Congress and end up serving the political parties and lobbyists. Just because they are women does not mean they will have the character to avoid the existing corruption. I will celebrate when I see people who want to serve in the legislature and can stand up to the corruption we have been experiencing regardless of gender, race or any other category.

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