The victory made her the national face of young, discontented Democrats - often women and minorities - trying to drag their party to the left.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn became the first female senator to represent Tennessee when she outlasted a challenge from former Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat who looked to run against his party to win in a state President Donald Trump won by 26 percentage points in 2016. "Ilhan Omar. So many of us, we're all mums", she said.
"I didn't run because my election would be historic. The significance of history is not lost on me". In the House, 96 women have reportedly won or are projected to win their races. ME and South Dakota also elected their first female governors with Janet Mills and Kristi Noem, respectively. Dean Heller. Arizona also remains uncalled, but both candidates are women. Voters in Colorado also elected the nation's first-ever openly gay man to lead their state Tuesday.
Women have never held more than 84 of the 435 seats in the House.
"We launched this campaign because no one was clearly and authentically talking about issues like the corrupting role of money in politics".
A "pink wave" is sending a record number of women to Congress, with more than 110 claiming victory in their House and Senate races-with some contests too close yet to call.
"Democratic women in particular and independent women, progressive women, upscale suburban women were clearly energised by the Trump victory and the Trump presidency in a negative way", said Democratic pollster Celinda Lake. Sylvia Garcia and Veronica Escobar are Texas' first Latina congresswomen.
It was a litany of historic firsts, a lot of them by Democrats: In Massachusetts, Ayanna Pressley became the first woman of color in her state's congressional delegation.
Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar both became America'sfirst Muslim women to sit in the House of Representatives.
As for the Senate, the final tally will either meet or fall short of the current record-high 23 female members of Congress, depending on whether Rep. Jacky Rosen can unseat Nevada Sen. As of early Wednesday morning, 22 women were headed to the Senate. In South Dakota, the Republican congresswoman Kristi Noem will become the state's first female governor. "Now, senator will do".
Beyond the election night tallies, female candidates also shattered long-held gender stereotypes about how women should run for office.
Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of the Democrats who is considering the 2020 presidential race, said that the two years since Trump ascended to the White House had ushered a new generation of women into public life.
"They refused to let anyone shut them up or stand in their way, and that is how real change begins", she added.
When Gallop began polling Americans about the marijuana legalization in 1969, just 12 percent of respondents supported the issue. In Florida, 63 percent voted to pass a measure that restores voting rights to 1.5 million former convicts .
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Bob Corker, a moderate Republican who opted to retire previous year after repeated clashes with President Trump . Marsha is the conservative champion we need in Washington to fight for the Trump agenda.
Turkey is looking for the person, who ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi on its soil, he said. Without the body, the family can not conduct a proper burial or move past the disappearance.
The Reds were top of the group heading into the tie and had the chance to extend their lead over Napoli and Paris-Saint Germain. Last season's runners-up are now top of Group C and one point clear of Napoli at the midway point of the group stage.
President Trump said Wednesday that a reporter's question about whether he foments white nationalism was a "racist" question. But they lost their majority in the House, a setback for Trump after a campaign that became a referendum on his leadership.
Farrell smashed into the South African fullback, dislodging the ball which was picked up by England and then punted out of play. South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus opted to go down the sarcasm route when asked for his opinion.
Temporary representation was with him for his court appearance again Tuesday, and CNN has reached out to the attorney for comment. The local Girl Scout group consisted of 12 persons (5 adults and 7 children) who participating in a highway cleanup project.
The Melbourne Cup was again been marred by the death of a horse on Tuesday, this time the Irish-trained The Cliffsofmoher . While several races were pushed back at the start of the day, the event was able to catch up towards the end of the day.
In total, Amazon received proposals from 238 cities past year and reduced the list down to 20 finalists in January. Today's report comes after a whirlwind of rumored activity on Amazon's HQ2 decision process this weekend.
Chandler had a game-winning alley-oop dunk for the Suns in a game previous year as time expired, so he knows exactly how its run. He was a one-time defensive player of the year, as well as an All Star during his three impressive years with the Knicks.
Blizzard says its ‘Diablo 4’ announcement wasn’t delayed
Diablo is a tentpole franchise for us. "We still have multiple Diablo teams working on multiple unannounced Diablo projects". If you watch the trailer above, you will be able to see how good the graphics are in this mobile game .
Most Britons back staying in EU
Justice Secretary David Gauke warned that a no-deal Brexit would be bad for the UK. And the survey results will not help her.
Apple spruces up Macs, iPad Pros and raises prices
The 11-inch iPad Pro begins at $799 for 64GB, before climbing to $949, $1,149, and $1,549 for 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB, respectively. The 2018 lineup of iPad Pro does not come in gold or rose gold (we've filed a radar about it), but you're not completely lost.
Lara Trump: Vote Red to Keep President's Success Going
Three states could elect their first African-American governors, while several others were running LGBT candidates and Muslims. Ahead of the results, United States stocks closed higher, with the benchmark S&P 500 Index ending the day at a two-week high.
Lowe’s to close 2 stores in IL , 1 in Indiana
He likes the company's "honed focus", as Lowe's cuts its losses and doubles down on improving its highest-potential stores. To provide an "an orderly wind-down", Lowe's intends to conduct store closing sales for most of the locations.
Nolan Arenado, D.J. LeMahieu win Golden Glove awards
Bradley won for the first time, and Kinsler acquired from the Los Angeles Angels at the trade deadline took home his second award. The winners are determined by combining votes from Major League managers and coaches with a sabermetric component.
NFL Skins, Heavy AR, Team Terror LTM, And More
Players can buy and customize up to eight in-game outfits in the Battle Royale Item Shop starting on Friday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m. If you spot a gold monster or monster spawner, focus your file upon it, as those drop Legendary items when destroyed.
Fierce campaigning on closing day of Georgia governors race
But even the policy debates have played out as much as cultural identity battles as they have nuanced debates over policy details. The Georgia outcome is among the most closely watched of any midterm contest for reasons beyond Abrams' race and gender.
Man killed in shark attack in Australian tourist spot
The last shark attack in the Whitsunday Islands before this Australian spring's spate, occurred on February 13, 2010. The victim was taken by helicopter to the Mackay Base Hospital, 100km to the south, where he died.
Trump presidency faces high stakes in midterm elections
If the Democrats have to gain control, they have to win 40 seats more than what they did in the last mid-term poll in 2014. Democrats were buoyed by a wave of Republican retirements and an overwhelming fundraising advantage.