USA midterm polls: Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is youngest woman elected to Congress
08 November, 2018, 21:44 | Author: Myra Gill
Her victory in the USA midterm elections on Monday makes her the youngest woman ever to win election to Congress. Stefanik was previously the youngest person ever elected, as she was 30 when she won her first campaign in 2014.
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.
Diversity also won the day Tuesday with a record number of women of color headed to the halls of Congress.
■In Texas, Democrats Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia both won their House races, becoming the first Hispanic women from their state to serve in Congress. Escobar will serve the Sixteenth District, while Garcia will represent the Twenty-Ninth District.
Women hold 23 of the 100 U.S. Senate seats, and this year 23 women are on the ballot for the chamber. Tlaib also becomes the first Palestinian-American in Congress and Omar the first Somali-American.
The 2018 elections marked the first time voters went to the polls nationwide since Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.
The first Native American women have also been elected to Congress, with Democrats Deb Haaland winning in New Mexico and Sharice Davids in Kansas.
A lawyer and former MMA fighter, Davids became the first Native American congresswoman and the first lesbian congresswoman from Kansas.
Rising left-wing rock star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made history on Tuesday, November 6, as the youngest woman elected to Congress, in a safe Democratic Party stronghold in New York, US media projected. They include veterans, a former Central Intelligence Agency operative, a teacher who grew up the daughter of a drug addict, a one-time bartender and dozens of first-time candidates.
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. Polis was also the first openly gay man elected to Congress in 2008.
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Mills, now the state's attorney general, has won the governorship, checking another state off a long list that has never had a female chief executive. An overwhelming majority of Americans, almost 8 in 10, said it's important to elect more women to public office. In Maine, Democrat Janet Mills will become the state's first woman governor, and in South Dakota, RepublicanKristi Noem will be the first women to lead the state. Women's issues are the economy, their education, their gun control.
But in May she was arrested at her home and charged with manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and assault. Dorothy Bruns , 44, was found dead in her Staten Island home by a friend on Tuesday afternoon.
US regulators on Friday approved a fast-acting, super-potent opioid tablet as an alternative to IV painkillers used in hospitals. Dsuvia is an unnecessary opioid, they say, and its size and potency will appeal to people looking to sell or misuse it.
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That number is high enough that the team would likely either release Bell into free agency or place the transition tag on him. He rushed for 1,291 yards with nine touchdowns over 15 games in 2017 with the Steelers, his fifth year in Pittsburgh.
Yet, an FBI investigation into alleged corruption at Tallahassee City Hall hurt his chances of winning the election. In his victory speech, DeSantis also vowed to combat red algae and protect and restore the Everglades.
Since Supreme Court appointments are for life, it is Ginsburg's right to remain in office as long as she can fulfill her duties. Ginsburg is the court's oldest member and there's been a great deal of speculation on when she may retire.
It seems as though AMC wants to create giant spinoffs of their most famous projects, and I am not buying it so far. If true, " Greenbriar " joins a clutch of TV shows making the transition to a feature-length film format.
The Democratic gains were fuelled by women, young and Hispanic voters, a Reuters/Ipsos Election Day poll found. But he will have to deal with a GOP-controlled Senate, as well as President Trump's potential veto pen.
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Keith Ellison, who gave up the safe seat in a heavily Democratic Minneapolis-area district to run for state attorney general. MA will also be getting its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee stand to elect their first woman senators.