Women Help Lead Democrats to US House Majority

Women Help Lead Democrats to US House Majority

Women Help Lead Democrats to US House Majority

"One of the most important victories tonight belongs to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the movement she has sparked", Alexandra Rojas, executive director of Justice Democrats, added.

Which party's women candidates were the most sucessful?

MI governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday attributed her success and that of other women to outworking their opponents and "staying focused on the dinner table issues that really matter to families". "Work hard to encourage the next generation of women who follow!"

"I am so honoured to share both the ballot and the stage with the many visionary, bold women who have raised their hand to run for public office", said Ayanna Pressley, who became the first black woman elected to Congress from MA.

Voters in Kansas chose Democrat Sharice Davids - she'll be the first Native American Congresswoman.

Flip this House! Dems take control
Claire McCaskill in Missouri and Attorney General Mike DeWine defeated Democrat Richard Cordray in the race for OH governor. Republicans paved their path to victory by defeating Democrats Joe Donnelly of IN and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota.

Ayanna Pressley, congresswoman-elect for Massachusetts' 7th district.

Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland picked up Congressional seats for Democrats in Kansas and New Mexico Tuesday night, making them the first Native American women elected to Congress in history.

They mobilised on the grassroots level and played larger roles as donors than in previous election cycles. White men with college degrees, meanwhile, were evenly split, and whites without degrees voted strongly Republican, according to CNN's exit polls.

Women also reached a record number in the United States Senate.

That means at least 117 women will serve in the 116th Congress, up from the current 107.

Driver charged with killing two children and unborn baby 'kills herself'
A driver who faced 15 years in jail for killing two young children and an unborn baby has taken her own life, police say. Dorothy was found dead of a suicide on Tuesday (November 6) at her home in Staten Island, New York.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rose to fame in her surprise victory in the primaries, defeating incumbent Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) for New York's 14th Congressional District.

Democrats Rashida Tlaib of MI and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota will be the first Muslim women to serve in Congress. Wallace also suggested Ingraham was being hypocritical, saying that if she gives Republicans credit for keeping the Senate, she must also give the Democrats credit for flipping the House.

Comparing how many of each party's women candidates won their seats, the Democratic women were more successful, particularly in the Senate and House races.

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, a Republican representing upstate NY, was previously the youngest, elected in 2014 at age 30.

■In Tennessee, Republican Marsha Blackburn will become that state's first woman senator. Many female Democratic House candidates who prevailed on Election Day ran in opposition to Trump or his policies. Several were first-time candidates. 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.

Jeff Sessions Wished Into The Cornfields
The president said Sessions' chief of staff, Matt Whitaker, would replace him for now, with a permanent replacement coming later. As The Washington Post noted , Whitaker has made public statements expressing skepticism towards the Mueller investigation.

Colorado voters delivered a historic win Tuesday with Rep. Jared Polis projected to be the country's first openly gay male governor.

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