2018 Election ushers in more women into office

More women were elected this year, setting records and many firsts.

First Latinas from Texas

In Texas, two Democrats made history by being the first Latinas from Texas to be elected to Congress.

Sylvia Garcia, a state senator, won her U.S. House race in Texas’s 29th Congressional District on Tuesday and Veronica Escobar, a former county judge, was victorious in the state’s 16th District.

In 2012, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz made history by becoming the first Latino from Texas to serve in the Senate.

As a reminder, the Hispanic Caucus in the House rejected Rep. Beto O’Rourke as having any Latino or Hispanic credibility.

First black women elected to Congress

Democrat Ayanna Pressley became Massachusetts’ first black woman elected to Congress.

Democrat Jahana Hayes became Connecticut’s first black woman elected to Congress.

First Native American women elected to Congress

News to Elizabeth Warren– two women who are actually Native Americans were elected to Congress.

From New Mexico, Democrat Deb Haaland was one of the two first Native American women elected to Congress. The other is lesbian Sharice Davids from Kansas.

First openly Islamist woman elected to Congress

In Minnesota, the first Somalian Islamist pro-Sharia woman was elected to Congress, Rashida Tlaib/Ilhan Omar, who was supported by the terrorist-linked organization, CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations). Palestinian flags were waved in her honor.

First openly anti-American elected to Congress

Socialist and George Soros-funded plant, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, was the youngest woman ever elected to Congress at age 29. She has argued that America owns colonies.

First females elected to governor and senate seats in their states

Republican Marsha Blackburn became the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate from Tennessee.

Republican Kristi L. Noem became South Dakota’s first female governor.

Democrat Janet Mills became Maine’s first female governor.

Iowa elected its first women to the U.S. House, Democrat Cindy Axne who ousted conservative Republican David Young, and Democrat Abby Finkenauer who also unseated the incumbent.

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