Publicado: Jue, Noviembre 08, 2018
Global | Por Milagro Delgado

'Truly the year of the woman': female candidates win in record numbers

'Truly the year of the woman': female candidates win in record numbers

"We ran to make change". However, the historical significance of this evening is not lost on me.

According to Guardian, winners of seats in the House include Latina congresswomen from Texas, the Democrats' Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia, while Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI will be the first Muslim congresswomen.

Ocasio-Cortez is a dues-paying member of The Democratic Socialists of America and is trying to undo the stigma surrounding the term "socialist".

Sutton made a race of it, leaning into a record of public service as well as his history as a professional bronco rider, a career that left him paralyzed. Haaland said on Twitter.

■In Tennessee, Republican Marsha Blackburn will become that state's first woman senator.

Women hold 23 of the 100 U.S. Senate seats, and this year 23 women are on the ballot for the chamber.

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.

This cycle, the first since the defeat of the first female major party presidential candidate, many women ran without being asked.

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Polis campaigned on universal health, renewable energy standards and publicly-funded early childhood education, and vowed to stand up to President Trump's work to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. On Tuesday, she won the race for New Mexico's First District.

Sharice Davids of Kansas and Deb Haaland of New Mexico won their races, becoming the first Native American women in Congress. Davids racked up another distinction as the first openly LGBTQ person to represent Kansas. In New Jersey, Democratic Gov. Jim McGreevy, elected in 2001, had been outed as gay while in office.

Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old Bronx resident, pulled off an upset in the primary, winning 57.5 of the vote against the veteran Crowley. We spoke with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about her plans for Congress. Democratic women won one Republican-held seat in IL, two in Iowa, and one in Kansas.

Young women made their voices heard, as well, with two-thirds of voters younger than 30 voting for Democrats for Congress, compared with 32 per cent who voted for Republicans, according to exit polls.

Candidates like Sherrill, McGrath and Katie Hill, who was running for a House seat in California, raised staggering amounts of money, though women still raised less, on average, than men.

A record number of women were elected to the US House on Tuesday, almost two years after women spilled out into the streets of Washington and in cities across the country in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

The Democrats may not have gotten quite the blue wave they were hoping for ー but for women in politics, Election Day was an indisputable success. Several were first-time candidates. Omar and Tlaib have worked with each other throughout their campaigns.

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