As of early Wednesday, voters were on track to send at least 99 women to the House, surpassing the previous record of 84. Many female Democratic House candidates who prevailed on Election Day ran in opposition to Trump or his policies.
A former National Teacher of the Year, Jahana Hayes, will become Connecticut's first black woman in Congress. Newcomer Ayanna Pressley of MA who ousted a 10-term incumbent in the primary will become the first black congresswoman from MA.
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Omar, in addition to being one of the first Muslim women in Congress, will also be the first Somali-American member. He was first elected in 2012.
Women of color "see the benefits of being in office as outweighing the potential costs and challenges", she told AFP.
Omar served a single term in the Minnesota state legislature before she won Minnesota's Fifth District.
Meanwhile, at 31, Democrat Lauren Underwood also won her race to become a Congresswoman. Meanwhile, Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams refuses to concede the Georgia governor's race to Republican candidate Brian Kemp. Her platform covered issues that included protecting New York's clean water, combating opioid abuse and addiction and reducing student loan debt. She's a member of the Wisconsin-based Ho-Chunk Nation and holds a law degree from Cornell University. Sharice Davids, who won a House seat in a conservative Kansas district, is an openly gay Native American lawyer with a background in mixed martial arts fighting.
There were some heated races Tuesday night with lively viewing parties and spirited speeches after wins for the left.
Twenty-nine-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made history in the United States midterm elections, becoming the youngest woman elected to Congress. At 28 years old, Ocasio-Cortez will be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Ocasio-Cortez's Democratic Socialist ideals of Medicare for all and free public college tuition have captured the attention of a younger liberal crowd.
Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks at her midterm election night party in New York, Nov. 6, 2018.
Ocasio-Cortez is expected to deliver her acceptance speech in NY sometime after 10pm ET.
At 29, she is the youngest woman elected to Congress. Cindy Axne, a small business owner, was one of two women to win a House seat in Iowa.
Democrats Sharice Davids, a lesbian mixed martial arts fighter, and Deb Haaland, became the first Native American women elected to Congress.
"This is a pretty exciting time because we will increase our numbers drastically and what I want for those women, I want them to serve in the majority on the Democratic side", said Mrs Pelosi of California. Nine women will call various governors' mansions across the US home.