Over the course of history, there have been a number of men elected to Congress in their 20s, but not women.
A year ago she was waiting tables in New York City - today she is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, emerged victorious on Tuesday night against her Republican opponent Anthony Pappas in the Big Apple's 14th congressional district, which includes parts of Queens and The Bronx.
The last time New York Rep. Joe Crowley faced a primary challenge, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a teenager. That changed on Tuesday, when these two women defeated Republican incumbents. Also a Native American, Davids will join Debra Haaland of New Mexico in becoming the first Native American women in Congress.
IL state Rep. Juliana Stratton is the first black woman elected as IL lieutenant governor. The first ever openly LGBT governor, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, a bisexual woman, won her re-election bid Tuesday as well. Up against the Republican incumbent Randy Hultgren in IL, the former nurse was endorsed by former President Barack Obama and beat six men in the primary. Research shows that women are more likely to raise policies related to women's health and family than men.
The vast majority of newly elected women are Democrats. According to CBS Dallas, the Hispanic population in the Southern state is expected to surpass the white population as soon as 2022. Blackburn will become the first woman to represent Tennessee in the Senate.
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Half a century ago this week, New York's Shirley Chisholm was elected the first black woman in Congress, and several of the black women elected Tuesday have said their campaigns were inspired by her example.
First black woman from New England in Congress: Democrats Jahana Hayes of CT and Ayanna Pressley of MA will share the precedent as the first black women elected to the US Congress from New England.
Of the women challenging for a new seat, one-third were successful. "WE broke that concrete wide open".
In the past few months, Ocasio-Cortez had traveled around the country to places including Kansas and California to stump for other candidates as part of an effort to move the Democratic party further to the political left.
Though prominent figures like Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor of Florida, failed to win their potentially historic elections, many candidates around the country became the first person of their gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation to be elected to their positions in their states, or in some cases, in the country.
With results still coming in, 94 women have won or are projected to win their House races as of early Wednesday morning, up from the current 84.