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Texas has elected its first Hispanic woman to Congress, with Democrats Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia winning their house seats. There was a mix of people of all ages (including one girl genuinely thrilled to be spending her fourth birthday at the event), but overwhelmingly, the staff and volunteers and interns and supporters were young people, many of whom were engaging in politics for the first time and were so excited to be there, and so proud of the work they put in.

Meanwhile, at 31, Democrat Lauren Underwood also won her race to become a Congresswoman.

The high-profile midterm cycle that produced a record number of women contenders and candidates of colour means a number of winners will take office as trailblazers. And the vast majority of them ran as Democrats helping to give the Democratic Party control of the House.

Ilhan Omar, a democrat, won Minnesota's 5th Congressional district and Michigan House candidate Rashida Tlaib, also a democrat, became the first two Muslim-American women to be elected to Congress. Democrat Ayanna Pressley victory in Massachusetts's 7th District makes her the first black woman ever elected to Congress from Massachusetts, The Hill reported.

This year's swing was, in large part, because of independent women, who voted for Democratic candidates for the House, 56 per cent to 39 per cent, as well as white women, who have started voting differently in recent years, according to CNN's exit poll data.

After Tuesday's elections, a record number of women will serve in Congress come January 2019.

Before this election we had zero, not one member of an 18-seat congressional delegation that was a woman. Stefanik was previously the youngest person ever elected, as she was 30 when she won her first campaign in 2014.

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Public Citizen described the drug as "five to 10 times more potent than fentanyl and 1,000 times more potent than morphine". But Dsuvia's approval comes amid controversy, with an epidemic of opioid abuse continuing to ravage the United States.

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A swath of candidates broke down barriers with victories in Tuesday's midterm elections - sending seismic shifts through the halls of Congress and across state-level contests.

"I am so honoured to share both the ballot and the stage with the many visionary, bold women who have raised their hand to run for public office", said Ayanna Pressley, who became the first black woman elected to Congress from MA.

Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI, both Democrats, will be the first Muslim-American women to serve in the House.

Democrat Mike Espy, who will face Mississippi Republican Representative Cindy Hyde-Smith in a December runoff, could become the state's first black senator since Reconstruction. We spoke with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about her plans for Congress. Democrat women flipped MI and Kansas, defeating male Republican incumbents.

Another important trend from this year's exits (and any year's) is how gender interacts with race and education.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis handily defeated Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton in the Colorado governor's race Tuesday, becoming the first openly gay man to be elected governor in the United States.

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