How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Became The Youngest Woman Ever Elected To Congress

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at 29 is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress

Tuesday's outcome not only made US history, it also included many "firsts".

Meanwhile, at 31, Democrat Lauren Underwood also won her race to become a Congresswoman.

Another two Democrats made history as the first Latinas elected to Congress from Texas, a deeply red state.

Diversity also won the day Tuesday with a record number of women of color headed to the halls of Congress.

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.

This year's swing was, in large part, because of independent women, who voted for Democratic candidates for the House, 56 per cent to 39 per cent, as well as white women, who have started voting differently in recent years, according to CNN's exit poll data.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Pardee '11) is the youngest woman ever elected to the United States Congress after winning New York's 14th Congressional District, comprised of the Bronx and Queens, on November 6, 2018. "We ran to make change".

The first black woman elected to represent MA in Congress is Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley, who faced no Republican on Tuesday.

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In races still too close to call, Abrams, if elected, would become the first female African-American governor in US history, and in Arizona's competitive Senate race, the state will elect either Republican Martha McSally or Democrat Kyrsten Sinema as the state's first woman to serve in the chamber. We spoke with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about her plans for Congress.

The first Muslim women have been elected to Congress, with Democrat Rashida Tlaib winning in MI and Ilhan Omar winning in Minnesota.

In a year that has been defined by the political awakening and activism of women, the mid-term is testing whether those women will reach record-breaking numbers in Congress and in governor's mansions across the country. Men were more evenly divided in their vote.

Chris Pappas just became the first openly gay person to represent the people of New Hampshire.

There was also an historic gender gap that showed women more supportive of Democrats than Republicans. One year ago, she was working in a restaurant, she ran a grassroots campaign with a progressive agenda including universal medicare, gun control and access to affordable housing.

Many jumped into politics, outraged that Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, often considered the most qualified presidential candidate in history, while boasting of grope and accused of sexual misconduct.

Kate Brown, who is bisexual, became the first openly LGBT person elected governor in 2016 when she won her OR race.

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