Monday, 12 November, 2018

Chart of the day: How did women fare in the USA midterms?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins election to New York’s 14th congressional district Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Election In a Landslide
Ray Hunter | 09 November, 2018, 22:53

Since the 2020 presidential election is about to begin in earnest (and midterm results led to more than one name be floated as possible candidates) let's take at least 24 hours to celebrate these women and their history-making wins. Beyond individual candidates and campaigns, a major statement was made nationwide. Emily's List, a political action committee aimed at electing Democratic, pro-choice women, dubbed 2018 "the year of the Latina" in the hopes that this year's candidates would change the fact that there are now just as many men named Steve serving in Congress as there are Latinas.

Now age 29, she has become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Elise Stefanik previously held the record when she was elected to Congress at age 30 in 2014.

- Janet Mills: First female governor of Maine.

(4) Martha McSally now appears poised to become the first female US Senator from Arizona, pending finalized results. An A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot, Lt. Col. Martha McSally is also the first female in the Air Force to serve as the commander of any combat aviation squadron, to include fighters and bombers.

It's been proven time and time again that women rule the world.

In the days leading up to the election, Trump said his sharp focus on immigrant caravans moving north toward the U.S. -Mexico border, and the threats he contends they pose, would appeal to women.

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The Tallahassee mayor has staunchly denied any wrongdoing, and said that he was at no point a target of the investigation. At one point, a heckler interrupted Obama just as he was warning the crowd about the dangers of divisive politics.

Good luck telling your landlord "you just pay for it" when you come up short for the security deposit. "He just laughed, but after Congress repealed the prohibition law in 1991, and I was named as one of seven women who would be put through fighter training, he looked me up and said he was amazed I had accomplished my goal.".

In the first major race called Tuesday night, Lou Leon Guerrero was elected as Guam's governor, becoming the first woman to do so.

Davids also became the first LGBT Native American elected into Congress when she ousted Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder on Tuesday. Going in to the 2020 Presidential election, we could very well see more history be made as Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren and Kirsten Gillibrand stand as viable candidates for the Democratic Party. The district is already solidly blue, and even though her victory was all but guaranteed after winning the primary, Ocasio-Cortez kept campaigning.

A number of women have also achieved significant firsts in their states, including Democrats Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia who become the first Latina Congresswomen in Texas, and Alyanna Pressley from MA, becoming her state's first black representative in Congress.

(8) Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress, comfortably won re-election last night. She has represented that district since 2006. They will join four other female veterans now serving in Congress.

The surge was driven largely by Democrats as the party took over House control.

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