History is made in some Mid-term races around the country

Geneva Stokes
November 9, 2018

It will also feature the first Native American women, the first Muslim women and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

Abby Finkenauer, congresswoman-elect for Iowa's 1st district.Cindy Axne, congresswoman-elect for Iowa's 3rd district.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, congresswoman-elect for New York's 14th district. About 45.8 percent of the district is foreign-born.

Ocasio-Cortez easily won New York's 14th Congressional District over Republican Anthony Pappas with almost 79 percent of the vote, the New York Times reported. Tlaib also becomes the first Palestinian-American in Congress and Omar the first Somali-American.

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.

The district has a foreign-born population that now exceeds 30 percent of the total district. The progressive challenger and member of the Democratic socialist party unseated a powerful 10-term NY congressman, running with a campaign ad that said: "Women like me aren't supposed to run for office". Escobar is a former El Paso County judge, and Garcia is a state senator from Houston. But that might not cut it Washington D.C.'s hot real estate and high rent market, which doesn't quite rival New York's but has led some lawmakers to sleep in their offices or even bunk in group houses.

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"It felt like a good time to give someone who's not a white male a shot", said Linus Falck-Ytter, 26, a software developer, after voting in Cambridge.

'I need a minute, ' she said. He was seated despite not meeting the constitutional age requirement of 25 years. The district is increasingly a home to the state's massive foreign-born population, with almost 20 percent of the region's residents being born outside the country.

Though prominent figures like Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor of Florida, failed to win their potentially historic elections, many candidates around the country became the first person of their gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation to be elected to their positions in their states, or in some cases, in the country.

"Border security is also a women's issue", Trump told supporters at a rally in Indiana Friday. The news conference participants called on Obama to "go bold and go big" and to use his executive authority to reform immigration if Congress could not get the job done.

The process known as "chain migration", for example - whereby newly naturalized citizens can bring an unlimited number of foreign relatives to the USA with them, has imported more than nine million foreign nationals since 2005. Eight additional women will serve as governor in the U.S.

Twenty-nine-year-old Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Ocasio-Cortez rose to national prominence in June, when she unseated 10-term incumbent Representative Joe Crowley, the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House.

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