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17th of November 2018


Midterms 2018: Here Are the Historic Firsts for Women From Election Night

The 2018 midterm elections are finally coming to a close after months of heated political debate and highly contested races. Women, who broke records with their primary wins over the summer, were front and center Tuesday night as Democrats captured control of the House in a dramatic midterm election cycle that gave America its say, not only about the candidates on the ballot, but about President Donald Trump as well.

Here's a snapshot: Not only do we now have the youngest person elected to Congress in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (a first-time candidate who knocked out a 10-term congressman in June), we are also seeing the first Native American and Muslim women take seats in Congress. And in Massachusetts, Ayanna Pressley became the state's first black congresswoman.

The good news? The list goes on. Take a look at all the big moments for women below.

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