Election 2018 Ladies Winners: First Muslim, Latina, Native American Elected To Congress

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In a midterm election cycle heralded as the "Year of the Woman" because of the record number of female candidates for office and the surging #MeToo movement, women delivered a generally harsh verdict regarding Trump's first two years in office.

In Michigan, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer returned the governor's seat to the Democrats in a win that was expected over Republican Bill Schuette, winning 53.2 percent of the vote to 44 percent.

The amount spent on campaigns during this election cycle broke all previous records, experts say.

Yesterday's election will ensure that the U.S. House of Representatives looks a lot more like the country it represents. Almost all of those women senators are Democrats.

We won't know the official numbers for several days, but some exit polls showed that it had soared when compared to 2014.

Along with many other left-wing, progressives, Hill jumped to Twitter to note that O'Rourke lost because many white women did not vote for him on November 6.

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Below are some of the key firsts, with more to come.

The class of 2019 includes the youngest congressional women in history, 29-year-olds Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from NY and Abby Finkenauer from Iowa, as well as the first two Native American women, and the first two Muslim women, Palestinian-American Rashida Tlaib and Somali-American Ilhan Omar.

Comparing how many of each party's women candidates won their seats, the Democratic women were more successful, particularly in the Senate and House races.

Ocasio Cortez told the Times that she had been saving and planning for such a shift with her partner since before she left her job at a restaurant to campaign full time. Up against the Republican incumbent Randy Hultgren in IL, the former nurse was endorsed by former President Barack Obama and beat six men in the primary.

Learn more about Ocasio-Cortez here.

"Tonight, Iowa rejected fear and division, and tonight, Iowa proved we step up for our neighbors", Finkenauer tweeted following the result". So, how do I get an apartment?

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Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American, also won in Minnesota.

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

Ocasio-Cortez, a community organizer and former bartender, will represent New York's 14th Congressional District, which covers parts of the Bronx and Queens.

Sharice Davids and Debra Haaland became the first Native American women elected to Congress.

Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI became the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Sharice Davids defeated a Republican incumbent in Kansas to become the first openly LGBTQ woman to represent Kansas.

(1) Kim Reynolds became the first woman in Iowa history to be elected governor.

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