Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Election In a Landslide

Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Election In a Landslide

Jahana Hayes is the first black woman elected to represent CT in Congress. Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, will be serving Connecticut's 5th Congressional District, which includes areas in the northwestern part of the state.

Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at her midterm election night party in New York City on Tuesday.

The House of Representatives will have two Muslim women among its members for the first time.

Some of the big wins for Democrats on Tuesday were experienced leaders, like Michigan's Gov. -elect Gretchen Whitmer, who led the Democrats in the state Senate, or Kansas's Gov. -elect Laura Kelly, who has served in the Kansas state Senate since 2005.

■In Tennessee, Republican Marsha Blackburn will become that state's first woman senator.

She was also a volunteer in Bernie Sanders' 2016 Presidential campaign.

There were some heated races Tuesday night with lively viewing parties and spirited speeches after wins for the left.

Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic nomination in an upset primary against longtime incumbent Joe Crowley over the summer. In all, 237 were candidates for the House, including 185 Democrats and 52 Republicans. Not only were there tons of reports of voter suppression in the state, but apparently, not all absentee and early mail votes have been counted, and those are expected to lean heavily in her favor in numbers far exceeding the margin of Kemp's current lead. And even though a Republican Senate means that women Democrats in the House are unlikely to pass any major legislation, "I think the women will be better positioned from the perspective of stopping bad things from happening", says Walsh. At least 95 women won seats in the House Wednesday morning, breaking a previous record of 84 women, NBC news reported.

Texas is sending its first ever Hispanic women to congress, as Veronica Escobar snapped up Beto O'Rouke's old seat and state Sen.

A record number of women were elected to the US House on Tuesday, almost two years after women spilled out into the streets of Washington and in cities across the country in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Polis, who declared victory late Tuesday night, has always been outspoken in favour of marijuana legalisation.

OLATHE, KS - NOVEMBER 06: Democratic candidate for Kansas' 3rd Congressional District Sharice Davids speaks to supporters during an election night party on November 6, 2018 in Olathe, Kansas. In five states - Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Washington and Wisconsin - female candidates challenged sitting female senators.

Election Day brought some big and historic wins for Democrats across NY.

Also Massachusetts, Democrat Ayanna Pressley will be the first woman of colour in her state's congressional delegation.

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