Record-Breaking Women in Congress

Governor Andrew Cuomo and his partner Sandra Lee at their Mt. Kisco polling site

OLATHE, KS - NOVEMBER 06: Democratic candidate for Kansas' 3rd Congressional District Sharice Davids speaks to supporters during an election night party on November 6, 2018 in Olathe, Kansas.

And it appears to have come true.

First Latina Congress members from Texas: Democrat Veronica Escobar, in the state's 16th District, and Democrat Sylvia Garcia, in the state's 29th District, will be the first Latinas to represent the state in Congress, according to the Texas Tribune.

"There is nothing inherently noble about protecting a status quo that does not serve the needs of working-class Americans", said Ocasio-Cortez, one of a handful of Congressional candidates this year who identified as democratic socialists. "So given these numbers, who is the real face of feminism?" she tweeted on the day after Election Day.

Ayanna Pressley, congresswoman-elect for Massachusetts' 7th district. - Alexandria Ocasio-CortezSharice Davids and Deb Haaland celebrated wins in New Mexico, becoming the first Native American women to be elected to Congress.

Davids, on the other hand, defeated Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder in the race for Kansas' third Congressional District.

White women have been a target of attack by progressives all year, but many such complaints surfaced during the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was falsely accused of sexual harassment in October.

Ocasio-Cortez was born in the Bronx in New York City but raised in suburban Westchester County.

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Meanwhile, more than 1,000 miles (1600km) away in the state of Iowa, Abby Finkenauer had also joined the ranks of the nation's youngest representatives.

The record-breaking number of women on ballots across the country included Republican Marsha Blackburn who was quick to thank voters for electing her the first woman ever to represent Tennessee in the United States Senate. She said she saved money before leaving her job at the restaurant, and planned accordingly with her partner.

Former Mayor of Southfield, Michigan, Brenda Lawrence won her bid to represent Michigan's 14th congressional district, according to figures published by the AP. Women were projected to win in eight races, one shy of the current record. "Let's get to work!"

"Can't help but reflect this Election Day: As my family in Puerto Rico watches me run for Congress, they still don't have the right to vote in federal elections, despite being subject to federal lawmakers", he said before the elections.

The amount spent on campaigns during this election cycle broke all previous records, experts say.

As ABC political commentator Cokie Roberts put it: "For most of our lives we just looked down from the gallery and saw a bunch of guys in gray suits".

The last time New York Rep. Joe Crowley faced a primary challenge, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was a teenager.

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