Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: We Need to Confront Trump's Creeping Authoritarianism

Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: We Need to Confront Trump's Creeping Authoritarianism

Texas has elected its first Hispanic woman to Congress, with Democrats Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia winning their house seats. "Work hard to encourage the next generation of women who follow!"

A lawyer and former MMA fighter, Davids became the first Native American congresswoman and the first lesbian congresswoman from Kansas.

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

Overall, the number of Republican women serving in Congress next term will slightly dip, partially because some female incumbents and candidates lost. He argued that the reason Democrats won a majority in the House is "not because they went far left", pointing to moderate candidates like Virginia's Abigail Spanberger, who unseated Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) in a surprise victory.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, is now the youngest woman elected to Congress. At least 95 women won seats in the House Wednesday morning, breaking a previous record of 84 women, NBC news reported.

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.

"We know more women will be going to Congress. and there will be sisters waiting for them who will lift them up".

The first black woman elected to represent MA in Congress is Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley, who faced no Republican on Tuesday.

Real Madrid fullback Dani Carvajal: Lopetegui best coach I've had
I'm very happy but this was all about the players - we have some brilliant players here who have no limits. "That is a cliche, but it is true".

These new records represent the culmination of a record-setting year for female candidates. Research shows that women are more likely to raise policies related to women's health and family than men.

Democrats Rashida Tlaib of MI and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota will be the first Muslim women to serve in Congress.

■Voters in some states chose women to serve as governors for the first time.

While notable Republican successes include the first female senator elected from Tennessee and the first female governor of South Dakota, there are concerns that the overt Democrat disparity could fan the partisan divide.

"On the Democratic side, these races were viewed not only as a referendum on President Donald Trump, but also, in many cases, on his version of identity politics, which in its final days played to the fears of his base, a group that is largely white, male and Christian".

The Democrats have flipped the house while the Republicans will continue to hold on to the Senate following the midterm elections in the United States.

Which party's women candidates were the most sucessful?

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.

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