Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Women Candidates 'Tired Of Waiting' Make Record Gains In US Congress

Women Candidates 'Tired Of Waiting' Make Record Gains In US Congress

More than 237 women House candidates - 185 of the Democrats - were on the ballot, including 71 incumbents, 46 seeking open seats and 120 challengers, according to CAWP. The current Republican governor, Dennis Daugaard, has said that he supports Medicaid expansion, but the issue has gone nowhere because of opposition in the GOP-held legislature.

The lopsided victory for Ocasio-Cortez is hardly a surprise, given the deep blue nature of her Brooklyn district.

IL state Rep. Juliana Stratton is the first black woman elected as IL lieutenant governor.

All across the country, female candidates ran for office and won in record numbers.

The surge of women running for Congress in Tuesday's midterm election led to a record number of female candidates - and women of color - capturing seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. The inclusive midterm victories bode well for future election cycles, said Kimberly Peeler-Allen, co-founder of Higher Heights for America, a national organization focused on galvanizing black women voters and electing black women as candidates.

In the first major race called Tuesday night, Lou Leon Guerrero was elected as Guam's governor, becoming the first woman to do so.

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Presently, 95 percent of the county's polls are accessible and have wheelchair-accessible booths. When Can You Vote?: California polls are open from 7 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Republicans have held the South Dakota governor's mansion for decades - the last Democrat was elected all the way back in 1978 - but Noem will still make history in 2019 as the first female governor.

"We've had years of the woman before".

She said numerous women and minorities didn't want to be first or make history, but rather wanted change on issues important to them.

"Nothing is more wholesome for our country, for our politics, for our campaigning than the increased participation of women in the electoral process", Nancy Pelosi, who's on track to be Democrats' pick for speaker of the House, said last month on CNN.

"It may be women candidates who save our enthusiasm advantage by mobilizing women voters", Lake said.

The new class of women elected to the 116th Congress will add gender and racial diversity to the body overall and to their state-level delegations.

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Marsha Blackburn was called as the victor just a few minutes after polls closed, easily defeating Democratic opponent, former Gov. Republican Marsha Blackburn , a member of Congress since 2003, was declared the victor shortly after 9:00 on Tuesday night.

"We could not be more excited to see them sworn in this January".

After upsetting incumbent Jeff Klein in the Democratic primaries earlier this year, Alessandra Biaggi has won the 34th District state Senate seat.

Earlier this year, she shocked many in NY politics, including herself, when she came out of nowhere to defeat 10-term Joe Crowley in New York's Democratic congressional primary.

Amid a wave of female candidates running for office, Tlaib scored a victory in Michigan's 13th Congressional District, setting her up to be the first Muslim-American woman in Congress.

Ilhan Omar, a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and will serve Minnesota's 5th District in the House. This list of Democratic winners ranged from liberal sensation Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in NY to Jennifer Wexton in Virginia and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell in Florida.

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