GRACE: Youngest Person Elected To Congress Passes Baton To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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Beyond the Bay State, voters in other states picked Native American and immigrant women as their representatives.

The vast majority of newly elected women are Democrats.

People participate in the Women's March on Washington, following the inauguration of President Donald Trump, in Washington, D.C., January 21, 2017. As of Wednesday, at least 100 won their House races, easily beating the old record of 84. Not only were there tons of reports of voter suppression in the state, but apparently, not all absentee and early mail votes have been counted, and those are expected to lean heavily in her favor in numbers far exceeding the margin of Kemp's current lead.

Christopher Borick is director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. "The first role of women as military flyers was during World War II as Women Airforce Service Pilots, an organization disbanded after the war", Colonel McSally said. Flake is scheduled to give a talk at the Forbes 30 under 30 event in Boston after recently calling for a one week pause in the confirmation process to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation more time to investigate sexual assault allegations.

Jahana Hayes is the first black woman elected to represent CT in Congress. Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, will be serving Connecticut's 5th Congressional District, which includes areas in the northwestern part of the state. "He just laughed, but after Congress repealed the prohibition law in 1991, and I was named as one of seven women who would be put through fighter training, he looked me up and said he was amazed I had accomplished my goal.".

When Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia take their seats in January with the 2018 class, they will be the first Latinas ever to represent Texas in the U.S. House.

Lou Leon Guerrero from the USA territory of Guam the first female governor elected on Tuesday keeping the female wave going in the midterm elections.

Women were also elected governors in Iowa, Maine and South Dakota for the first time, as well as in the territory of Guam.

Ayanna Pressley became the first black woman to represent MA in Congress and will occupy the seat held by such lions as JFK and Tip O'Neill. She won the general election after running unopposed.

Pressley said, "Now, listen, I know for a fact none of us ran to make history, we ran to make change".

There was also an historic gender gap that showed women more supportive of Democrats than Republicans.

O'Rourke noted that women favored Democratic candidates in congressional matchups by 19 points. About 6 in 10 voted for the Democrat in the race, compared with 4 in 10 for the Republican candidate. The partisan divide among male voters was much narrower. The Associated Press reported 24 women were set to serve in the Senate starting in January, one more than before.

Kate Brown, who is bisexual, became the first openly LGBT person elected governor in 2016 when she won her OR race. Blackburn will become the first woman to represent Tennessee in the Senate. "You can predict what they're going to do sometimes on the basis of how educated they are. Now, senator will do". Caty Weaver was the editor.

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