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Ocasio-Cortez to be youngest woman ever elected to Congress

Ocasio-Cortez to be youngest woman ever elected to Congress

It's been proven time and time again that women rule the world.

Here, Business Insider takes a look at some of the women who made history.

"When it comes to women of color candidates, folks don't just talk about a glass ceiling - what they describe is a concrete one".

_Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, is the youngest woman elected to Congress in U.S. history.

Women were also elected governors in Iowa, Maine and South Dakota for the first time, as well as in the territory of Guam. She is the daughter of Puerto Rican parents and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, shocked Washington by knocking off powerful Queens Rep. Joe Crowley.

Ilhan Omar won her seat in Minnesota, where she will represent the 5th congressional district. Tlaib also becomes the first Palestinian-American in Congress and Omar the first Somali-American.

When the new Congress is sworn in early next year, a record 96 women will serve, according to the latest election projections.

Learn more about Letitia James here. She, along with Michigan's Rashida Tlaib, are the first Muslim women elected to Congress. According to their respective campaigns, Davids is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and Haaland is an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna. Ayanna Pressley and Jahana Hayes became first black women to represent their states, MA and CT, in Congress. Marsha Blackburn became the first woman to make it to the Senate from Tennessee, and Jacky Rosen became the first female to represent Nevada in US Senate.

Learn more about Underwood below and here.

More news: All the Ways Democrats Made History on Tuesday

Youngest woman elected to Congress: After defeating a long-time incumbent in a Democratic primary, Ocasio-Cortez, became the youngest woman elected to Congress.

Learn more about Kim below.

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.

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.

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.

Learn about Escobar and Garcia here. That makes both of them the first Native American women elected to Congress.

Learn more about Pressley here.

First woman elected governor of Iowa: Republican incumbent Kim Reynolds became the first woman elected governor of Iowa.

Colombian-born Lina Hildago will now serve as a Harris County judge in Houston, TX.


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