Meet the winners who have made history in the 2018 midterms

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez votes in her district in the Bronx

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez votes in her district in the Bronx

Lou Leon Guerrero from the US territory of Guam the first female governor elected on Tuesday keeping the female wave going in the midterm elections.

Jahana Hayes is the first black woman elected to represent CT in Congress. Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, will be serving Connecticut's 5th Congressional District, which includes areas in the northwestern part of the state.

With results still trickling in, at least 120 women will serve in Congress, a record 98 in the House of Representatives and 22 in the Senate, says the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.

The newcomer had edged out longtime Congressman Joe Crowley in a Democratic primary earlier this year.

Female candidates won congressional seats and governorships in record numbers Tuesday night. Democrats have also crowed, loudly and often, about the number of women they had on the ballot - many of whom won last night.

For instance, in three congressional districts - Virginia's 7th and 10th, and New Jersey's 11th - women provided voting strength that flipped Republican-held seats. Iowa has sent women to the Senate and governor's mansions, but never to the House of Representatives.

Ayanna Pressley became the first black woman to represent MA in Congress and will occupy the seat held by such lions as JFK and Tip O'Neill.

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Another two Democrats made history as the first Latinas elected to Congress from Texas, a deeply red state.

In fact, the number of Republican women in Congress, at latest count, will decline in the next session.

Many female Democratic House candidates who prevailed on Election Day ran in opposition to Trump or his policies.

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

These new records represent the culmination of a record-setting year for female candidates. In the race, Haaland faced Republican candidate Janice Arnold-Jones and Libertarian Party candidate Lloyd Princeton.

First female Muslim members of Congress: There are two women who won seats to become the first female Muslim members of Congress - Rashida Tlaib in MI and Ilhan Omar in Minnesota.

"It was really on the shoulders of women voters that Democrats had the momentum to take back the House", she said. Thus far, 82 of the 94 women elected to the House this year, as well as nine of the 12 elected to the Senate, are Democrats. The share of women identifying as Democrats or leaning Democratic is up 4 percentage points since 2015 and is at one of its highest points since 1992.

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