Women win big in U.S. midterm elections 2018

It's Official: Unabashed Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Now Youngest Woman Ever Elected to Congress

These wins were mostly fueled by the Democratic Party, which put a record numbers of women on the ballot.

New York Democratic congressional nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will win her general election race easily and become the youngest woman ever in Congress, CNN has projected. They mobilised on the grassroots level and played larger roles as donors than in previous election cycles.

Of the 23 seats the Democrats have picked up so far, 17 are women.

"Tonight, we reaffirm what an fantastic state that we live in", he said in his victory speech. She has not only become one of the first indigenous women elected into the House, but is also the first lesbian congresswoman from Kansas. However, the historical significance of this evening is not lost on me. And so, by chance, I'm also making history today. Ms Shalala served as Bill Clinton's secretary of Health and Human Services for his entire presidency and has made health care a centrepiece of her agenda.

Most Americans say women running in record numbers for Congress is a good thing, but there's less consensus about whether they think things will change with more women in office, according to a Pew Research Center survey.

In the first major race called Tuesday night, Lou Leon Guerrero was elected as Guam's governor, becoming the first woman to do so. In South Dakota, the Republican congresswoman Kristi Noem will become the state's first female governor.

"In district after district and led by a huge turnout from women voters, seats have been flipped - ousting Republicans who have failed their constituents and electing women at a record-setting pace to take their places", said Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily's List, a political organization that helps elect Democratic women. The first ever openly LGBT governor, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, a bisexual woman, won her re-election bid Tuesday as well.

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So the immediate balance of payments crisis of Pakistan has ended. "Pakistan is China's all weather partner". Both the United States and Pakistani officials, however, said that she was arrested in Afghanistan.

Tuesday's election in Washington could mirror 2016 turnout
At 7:30, the line was still more than 200 people deep, even though thousands of residents had already voted with absentee ballots. A representative from the Monroe County Clerk's Office said no issues or complaints have been received so far related to voting.

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The American was due to play the Spaniard on Saturday evening at the Hengqin International Tennis Centre for a place in the final. This year's total prize money was $2.35 million across the singles and doubles tournaments.

Some of Tuesday's black female pioneers, like IL nurse and Democrat Lauren Underwood and CT teacher and Democrat Jahana Hayes, were first-time candidates.

"This isn't just the year of the woman, this is the year of every woman", said Cecile Richards, who served as the president of Planned Parenthood for more than a decade, noting the groundbreaking diversity among the women who have run for office this year.

Texas, for example, had a chance to send its first Hispanic woman to Congress.

Voters in two states also elected the country's first Muslim women to the House: Rashida Tlaib, a former state legislator running in Detroit, and Ilhan Omar, a state legislator running in Minneapolis. As of early Wednesday morning, 22 women were headed to the Senate. Democracy Now! was there with The Intercept for our special election broadcast.

Republican Marsha Blackburn won a gruelling, expensive contest to become the first female USA senator from Tennessee.

Delivering her victory speech, she said: "This is a movement for social, economic and racial justice in the United States of America".

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