Saturday, 17 November, 2018

All the Ways Democrats Made History on Tuesday

Max Rose in October 2018 Max Rose in October 2018
Deanna Wagner | 08 November, 2018, 14:13

Before scoring her party's primary victory in August, she made history in Minnesota when she was elected to the state House in 2016, becoming the nation's first Somali-American legislator. I'll leave you with some hot takes about white women, who voted Republican last night. They also picked up two more firsts for Congress: Tlaib is the first-ever Palestinian-American and Omar the first Somalian-American to serve in that office. Others, like Massachusetts' Ayanna Pressley, were political veterans.

The vast majority of newly elected women are Democrats.

Around 80 per cent of the women candidates in this election were defending their seats, and around 70 per cent held them. He says the role women played in this election lived up to expectations.

The 29-year-old comfortably beat her Republican opponent, Anthony Pappas, to win in New York's 14th District.

"We know more women will be going to Congress. and there will be sisters waiting for them who will lift them up".

Young women made their voices heard, as well, with two-thirds of voters younger than 30 voting for Democrats for Congress, compared with 32 per cent who voted for Republicans, according to exit polls.

A swath of candidates broke down barriers with victories in Tuesday's midterm elections - sending seismic shifts through the halls of Congress and across state-level contests.

New Zealand bat in first Pakistan ODI
In response Pakistan crumbled to 85-6, before Sarfraz Ahmed (64) and Imad Wasim (50) added 103 for the seventh wicket. Not since Darrel Hair no-balled Murali at the MCG has cricket witnessed a "chucking" controversy quite like this.

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.

Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI, both Democrats, will be the first Muslim-American women to serve in the House.

On Wednesday's episode of "Pat Gray Unleashed", Pat Gray and Keith Malinak discussed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's pre-midterm interview with CNN reporter Jorge Ramos.

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".

Many jumped into politics, outraged that Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, often considered the most qualified presidential candidate in history, while boasting of grope and accused of sexual misconduct.

Another important trend from this year's exits (and any year's) is how gender interacts with race and education. One year ago, she was working in a restaurant, she ran a grassroots campaign with a progressive agenda including universal medicare, gun control and access to affordable housing.

Jared Polis easily won his bid for Colorado's gubernatorial seat Tuesday night and in doing so became the first openly gay man ever elected as governor.