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"This is the year of the woman, and the fact that women were willing to put themselves on the line is important, whether they've been Republicans or Democrats", said Shalala, a first-time candidate for elected office.
Women made history in the 2018 midterm elections.
Ilhan Omar, a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and will serve Minnesota's 5th District in the House. Many were by spurred by Mr Trump's treatment of women and the #MeToo movement along with wider fallout from the 2016 election, in which the first female major party presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, faced attacks based on her gender. "We have arrived, change is coming and the future belongs to all of us".
Davids is from the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin and has focused her career on the advancement of Native Americans. Davids is also Kansas' first openly gay statewide representative. Among the new names joining Congress after Tuesday are a host of young, Muslim, Latin, immigrant, and LGBT canidadates.
Women led a parade of victories and unexpected upsets Tuesday to win control of the House for the Democrats.
Apple cancels production boost for iPhone XR
Apple is also said to have revised planned units for older iPhone models for this quarter from 20 million to 25 million. Last week, Apple did warn that sales for this holiday quarter are likely to miss the expectations of Wall Street.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rose to fame in her surprise victory in the primaries, defeating incumbent Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) for New York's 14th Congressional District.
The Democratic candidate accepted her victory Tuesday night to officially represent Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives.
Ocasio-Cortez is a dues-paying member of The Democratic Socialists of America and is trying to undo the stigma surrounding the term "socialist".
Massachusetts Democrat Ayanna Pressley made history on Tuesday by becoming the state's first black woman elected to Congress. In Tennessee, Marsha Blackburn, a Republican, became the state's first woman elected to the Senate. At least 95 women won seats in the House Wednesday morning, breaking a previous record of 84 women, NBC news reported.
Deb Haaland in New Mexico and Sharice Davids in Kansas became the first Native American women ever elected to Congress. South Dakota Republican US Representative Kristi Noem and Maine Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills were both elected to serve as governors of their home states. Tallahassee, Florida Mayor Andrew Gillum lost to Ron DeSantis, shooting down hopes that the Sunshine State would elect their first Black governor.
Former President Barack Obama and Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams wave to the crowd during a campaign rally on November 2 in Atlanta.