Women, Muslims, Latinos & LGBT people win in US Midterm Elections

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez votes in her district in the Bronx

By 1:30 a.m. Wednesday as the votes were still being counted, 92 had already been declared winners.

More than 230 women, many of them first-time candidates, were on the general-election ballots in House races.

Numerous winning candidates campaigned on the need for better health care for all Americans. Women not only ran for office at an unprecedented rate, several knocked off white male incumbents during their party primaries.

Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives, giving them the opportunity to block Trump's agenda and open his administration to intense scrutiny.

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Haaland, a member of the Laguna Pueblo who was born in Winslow, Ariz., is a former chairwoman of the Democratic Party of New Mexico. She's a member of the Wisconsin-based Ho-Chunk Nation and holds a law degree from Cornell University.

Davids, 38, is an attorney by training and a former mixed martial arts fighter. ME and South Dakota also elected their first female governors with Janet Mills and Kristi Noem, respectively.

According to the Campaign Legal Center, federal Judge Daniel Hovland denied a request last week from the tribe for an order stopping the ID requirement.

Voters in Minnesota and MI elected the first two Muslim women to serve in the U.S. Congress: Ilhan Omar, a former refugee who fled Somalia's civil war, and Rashida Tlaib, a Detroit-born Palestinian-American.

In victory speeches across the country, women acknowledged the groundbreaking year.

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Polis will succeed Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper, who is term-limited.

Tlaib was elected Tuesday to serve Michigan's Thirteenth District seat, which includes the Detroit area. Nevada now has two female senators after Democrat Jacky Rosen defeated incumbent Republican Dean Heller.

Ayanna Pressley, congresswoman-elect for Massachusetts' 7th district.

The 29-year-old has championed her working class and Puerto Rican roots, moonlighting as a bartender until defeating a Democratic grandee in a party primary earlier this year, capturing imaginations around the country.

Hillary Clinton was advised to play down her gender during her first run for president in 2008 because voters would not elect a "first mama".

Blackburn has served in the US House since 2003.

Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia won House races in Texas, making them the first Latina women to ever represent the state. "And they are part of our path to it". Democrat Janet Mills of ME and Republican Kristi Noem of South Dakota are the first women elected as governor in their state.

With a Democratic majority in the House, women will wield more institutional power - Nancy Pelosi is expected to beat back a leadership challenge to again become speaker, the only woman to ever hold that post. She campaigned on keeping taxes low (South Dakota is one of a few states with no income tax), cutting government spending, and introducing more government transparency.

She is also a fierce abortion opponent, with an A rating from the National Right to Life movement during her time in the House. "But more importantly people got something different". "The thousands of women who are ready to join me to make sure we have a better future for our kids, for New Jersey and for the United States of America".

Also in the Senate, Wisconsin Sen.

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