Pink Wave: Women to Flood Congress After Historic Election Night

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That means at least 117 women will serve in the 116th Congress, up from the current 107.

It will also feature the first Native American women, the first Muslim women and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

"This is something new we saw from women candidates: they are not trying to focus on their resumes and tout their accomplishments and push their families aside", she said.

In the past few months, Ocasio-Cortez had traveled around the country to places including Kansas and California to stump for other candidates as part of an effort to move the Democratic party further to the political left.

Cortez has never before held office, and in the June primary had defeated 10-term Congressman Joseph Crowley in the House of Representatives.

These wins were mostly fueled by the Democratic Party, which put a record numbers of women on the ballot. Women held 84 out of 435 House seats, a record Aljazeera reported.

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

Stefanik referenced former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, a Democrat who was 31 at the time she was elected to the House of Representatives in 1972.

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Voters in Kansas chose Democrat Sharice Davids - she'll be the first Native American Congresswoman.

After some key Republican victories, Ingraham concluded that the reason Republicans were winning was that they've embraced President Trump, whereas the reason Democrats were losing was that they've become the party of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist who was elected to Congress Tuesday.

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. Several were first-time candidates. On Tuesday, James won her seat for New York State Attorney General. ME and South Dakota also elected their first female governors with Janet Mills and Kristi Noem, respectively.

And that was just one room among countless more across the country with the same energy.

O'Rourke noted that women favored Democratic candidates in congressional matchups by 19 points.

A majority of women identify as Democrats or lean Democratic at 56 percent, while 37 percent affiliate with or lean toward the GOP. In Maine, Democrat Janet Mills will become the state's first woman governor, and in South Dakota, Republican Kristi Noem will be the first women to lead the state.

Democrat women flipped MI and Kansas, defeating male Republican incumbents.

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