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Midterms Usher Wave Of Young, Democratic Women Of Color Into House

Midterms Usher Wave Of Young, Democratic Women Of Color Into House

"The more Americans who vote, the more our elected leaders look like America", said former president Barack Obama, praising the record number of women, a surge in minority lawmakers and record voter turnout.

Rep. Nydia Velazquez also won her bid for reelection to the wins re-election to U.S. House, according to the AP, where she represents New York's 7th congressional district. Here's a list of some of those firsts, which we will keep updating as results come in.

Democrat Ilhan Omar will serve as the nation's first Somali-American Congresswoman.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will become the youngest female ever elected to Congress, winning her NY district at age 29.

U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, a Republican representing upstate NY, was previously the youngest, elected in 2014 at age 30.

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Prior to this year, no more than eighty-four women had ever been in Congress at one time.

Although Ocasio-Cortez is reported to have been highly favoured to win, she did not relent in her campaign efforts until the final moments.

Native Americans, Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland, have also clinched a historic women for their community.

Just one minute after polls closed in MA on Tuesday, the Associated Press called the state's 7th congressional district race in favor of Ayanna Pressley. In New York, Letitia James becomes the first woman in New York to be elected as attorney general, the first African-American woman to be elected to statewide office and the first black person to serve as attorney general. She unseated incumbent Democrat Mike Capuano in a surprise upset in September.

Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has emerged the youngest woman in history to be elected to US Congress. Republicans have taken firm control of the Senate.

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The most high-profile new Democratic member of Congress is trying to figure out how to afford an apartment in Washington and trying to stretch funds from her restaurant job until January. Her victory makes her the youngest woman ever to be elected to Congress.

In July 2004, she took command of the 354th Fighter Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. - becoming the first woman to command a fighter squadron. Democrat women flipped MI and Kansas, defeating male Republican incumbents.

At a state level, Democrat Janet Mills of ME and Republican Kristi Noem of South Dakota were elected as their state's first-ever female governors, and another 3,379 women were their parties' nominees for legislative seats.

Numerous first-time winners, including Davids, New Jersey's Mikie Sherrill and Florida's Donna Shalala, helped upset the political order in districts where Republicans had held seats.

Below are just some of the women who made history on election night.

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    Historic vote for Muslim women in U.S. elections

    MA will also be getting its first black congresswoman while Arizona and Tennessee stand to elect their first woman senators. The two were the first Muslim women to be elected to Congress .
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    Asked in his post-match press conference whether he felt aggrieved at the goal being disallowed, he said: "I think it was a goal". Milner unsurprisingly tops the pile for this particular statistic, which is unlikely to be challenged anytime soon.
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    Blackburn won 54.7 percent of the vote in yesterday's election, defeating Democrat Phil Bredesen , who received 43.9 percent. Swift did not respond to Ingraham's shade nor did she comment on the election results Tuesday night.
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    He was followed by another Fox News host, Jeanine Pirro , both of whom gave remarks from the lectern backing the president. Cape Girardeau, MO - President Donald Trump will speak at a rally in Cape Girardeau, Missouri on Monday night, November 5.
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    His Gold Glove streak is the longest active streak in the Majors, the longest since Yadier Molina won eight straight from 2008-15. Freddie Freeman ended his career-long Gold Glove drought in odd fashion, tying with Chicago Cubs star Anthony Rizzo in the vote.
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    Khachanov's momentum continued in the second set, and the Russian took a 3-1 lead and never looked back. The 31-year-old, now unbeaten in 22 matches, is a four-time victor of the Paris Masters.
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    The waning moments of the campaign provided Democrats with hope - a Change Research poll had the candidates tied at 49 percent. Stephen Colbert's Late Show sent Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to Texas , to interview incumbent Sen.
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    He played in the defeat to Spain, but missed the narrow win over Ireland earlier this month, due to the birth of his two children. Who do you think will win this match? "Today the balance was good in our speed and intensity".
    'Severe' air quality in Delhi-NCR

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    Delhi , so far, this season has seen only two "severe" days with the AQI crossing 400 on Monday and previously on October 30. The pollutants carried by mid-level winds gradually subside and mixes with the local pollution of Delhi-NCR.