Lou Leon Guerrero from the USA territory of Guam the first female governor elected on Tuesday keeping the female wave going in the midterm elections.
Her victory in the US midterm elections on Monday makes her the youngest woman ever to win election to Congress.
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.
Boston City Councilwoman Ayanna Pressley will represent Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District in the next Congress.
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.
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Police say at least 10 people are known to have been injured and others are self-reporting with injuries at local hospitals. According to the Pentagon, Long served in the Marine Corps from August 2008 to March 2013 and was a machine gunner.
Record numbers of women and ethnic minorities ran for office in 2018, paving the way for a number of historic landmarks on Tuesday night. The win was momentous for a number of reasons, not just that Democrats can now challenge Trump and the Republican party agenda. But the Republicans have tightened its hold on the Senate with 51 candidates so far winning seats.
MI governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday attributed her success and that of other women to outworking their opponents and "staying focused on the dinner table issues that really matter to families".
MA and CT will also send black women to Congress as firsts for their states, while Arizona and Tennessee are getting their first female senators.
Sharice Davids, congresswoman-elect for Kansas' 3rd district.Deb Haaland, congresswoman-elect for New Mexico's 1st district. Research shows that women are more likely to raise policies related to women's health and family than men.
Nearly 80% of voters in a CNN exit poll said it's very or somewhat important that more women and racial minorities be elected to public office, with two-thirds of white voters agreeing.
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Witness John Hedge told ABC's 13WLOS TV station that said he saw a suspect throwing smoke bombs into the front of the restaurant. He could not immediately provide information on the extent of the victims' injuries.
Most of the women who won were Democrats who helped the party capture a majority in the House.
There are also now nine female governors, matching the record set in 2004.
In the first major race called Tuesday night, Lou Leon Guerrero was elected as Guam's governor, becoming the first woman to do so. CT and MA each elected their first African American women into Congress.
Ocasio-Cortez's district, New York's 14th, has a foreign-born population that is now nearing almost 50 percent. According to exit polls, they were about evenly split this year, with 50 percent choosing Democrats, compared to 48 percent who chose Republicans.
In her victory speech in September, she said: "These times demanded more from our leaders and from our party". She became a progressive star after her upset primary victory over Republican Joseph Crowley, a high-ranking House Democrat.
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Immediately, talk would turn to how the 2016 election was perhaps a fluke and to how Trump's divisiveness had backfired. He said he's felt an extraordinary level of enthusiasm for this election among his fellow students.