Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: We Need to Confront Trump's Creeping Authoritarianism

Howard TerryNov 09, 2018

Polis is also the state's first Jewish governor.

Every year the U.S. admits more than 1.5 million foreign nationals, with the vast majority deriving from family-based chain migration, whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the U.S. In 2016, the legal and illegal immigrant population reached a record high of 44 million. They will join four other female veterans now serving in Congress.

Blackburn, a Republican member of Congress who aligned herself closely with Trump and his policies during this race, defeated popular former Democratic governor Phil Bredesen in a tight race by 10 points.

After Tuesday's elections, a record number of women will serve in Congress come January 2019.

The first black woman elected to represent MA in Congress is Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley, who faced no Republican on Tuesday. Iowa has sent women to the Senate and governor's mansions, but never to the House of Representatives.

At 29, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, winning New York's 14th District seat.

Ayanna Pressley became the first African American woman elected to the House of Representatives for MA - a state with that has a black population of only eight percent. Davids also became the second-ever lesbian woman elected to Congress.

As Breitbart News has reported, Democrats have increasingly gained strongholds in congressional districts due to booming foreign-born populations.

"We know more women will be going to Congress. and there will be sisters waiting for them who will lift them up". Tlaib also becomes the first Palestinian-American in Congress and Omar the first Somali-American.

A swath of candidates broke down barriers with victories in Tuesday's midterm elections - sending seismic shifts through the halls of Congress and across state-level contests.

With results still coming in, 94 women have won or are projected to win their House races as of early Wednesday morning, up from the current 84.

Which party's women candidates were the most sucessful?

Progressive challenger Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is joined by New York gubenatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon at her victory party in the Bronx after upsetting incumbent Democratic Representative Joseph Crowley on June 26, 2018 in New York City. Women are also more likely to identify as Democrats or lean Democratic, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey. "Democrats took the House back because of women voters". In 1982, 58 per cent of women voted for Democrats and 41 per cent voted for Republicans.

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