The massive firsts that just happened for women in the US

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez votes in her district in the Bronx

"Though prominent figures like Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor of Florida, failed to win their potentially historic elections, many candidates around the country became the first person of their gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation to be elected to their positions in their states, or in some cases, in the country". Before this election we had zero, not one member of an 18-seat congressional delegation that was a woman.

Ocasio-Cortez defeated New York Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley in the primary election earlier this year.

In races still too close to call, Abrams, if elected, would become the first female African-American governor in USA history, and in Arizona's competitive Senate race, the state will elect either Republican Martha McSally or Democrat Kyrsten Sinema as the state's first woman to serve in the chamber.

Several women Democrats captured governorships now held by Republicans, including Laura Kelly in Kansas and Gretchen Whitmer in MI.

MI governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday attributed her success and that of other women to outworking their opponents and "staying focused on the dinner table issues that really matter to families".

The first Native American and Muslim congresswomen are heading to the House of Representatives, and MA has its first black congresswoman, while Arizona and Tennessee are getting their first female senators.

Sharice Davids, congresswoman-elect for Kansas' 3rd district.Deb Haaland, congresswoman-elect for New Mexico's 1st district.

"So for us, this is about inspiring people to the polls, giving them something to vote for, creating hope for this nation, and knowing that so long as there are working class Americans who believe in a prosperous and just future we will have hope, no matter how red the district", she said.

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The Associated Press reported that a record 237 women ran for the House of Representatives this year.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's surprise victory in the June congressional primary in NY shook up Washington and the Democratic Party.

American voters have elected many men in their 20s to Congress, but Ocasio-Cortez could become the youngest woman to join the House.

(8) Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the highest ranking Republican woman in Congress, comfortably won re-election last night.

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

"Women voters were pivotal", said Molly O'Rourke, a professor of political communication at American University.

"Thanks to you, tomorrow will be a new day in America", Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic leader, said.

Many first-time candidates this year were inspired to run for office, at least in part, by the 2016 presidential election - both the fact that the first female major-party nominee ever lost, and that Donald Trump, who is very unpopular among women (particularly Democratic women), won.

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