Midterm Election Wrap-Up: Record Number of Women Elected To Congress

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez votes in her district in the Bronx

The victory made her the national face of young, discontented Democrats - often women and minorities - trying to shove their party to the left.

And it appears to have come true. He hadn't had a challenger in 14 years, and now, a democratic socialist in favor of Medicare for all, a Green New Deal, and abolishing ICE, who happens to be 29-years-old, represents the 14th Congressional District of NY.

Similarly, in historically ruby red Texas, Democratic candidates Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia are now the first Latin American women in Congress.

Ayanna Pressley has become Massachusetts' first African-American congresswoman.

Deb Haaland in New Mexico and Sharice Davids in Kansas became the first Native American women ever elected to Congress. The former Central Intelligence Agency officer beat Tea Party incumbent Dave Brat in no small part through the activism of local liberal women's groups.

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White women have been a target of attack by progressives all year, but many such complaints surfaced during the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was falsely accused of sexual harassment in October.

Ocasio-Cortes, who stressed her working class status and upbringing during her unlikely win, said she saved some funds before leaving her restaurant job.

Of the women challenging for a new seat, one-third were successful.

However, the historic firsts were not limited to NY.

She takes the record for the youngest woman elected to Congress from Representative Elise Stefanik, a Republican representing upstate NY who was elected at age 30.

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Abby Finkenauer, congresswoman-elect for Iowa's 1st district.Cindy Axne, congresswoman-elect for Iowa's 3rd district.

Former Mayor of Southfield, Michigan, Brenda Lawrence won her bid to represent Michigan's 14th congressional district, according to figures published by the AP. Ms Omar fled Somalia's civil war with her parents at the age of eight and spent four years at a refugee camp in Kenya before coming to the US. "Let's get to work!"

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 12: Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) joins veterans, servicemembers and aspiring recruits to call on Congress and President Barack Obama to move forward with immigration reform at the U.S. Capitol November 12, 2014 in Washington, DC.

These elections broke records for early voting, leading experts to predict that turnout could be exceptionally high.

As ABC political commentator Cokie Roberts put it: "For most of our lives we just looked down from the gallery and saw a bunch of guys in gray suits". The previous record was 85, set in 2016.

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Voters in Virginia, New Jersey and Florida were among those contributing to a historic election, choosing at least eight first-time female candidates for Congress.

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