Sunday, 18 November, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez becomes youngest woman elected to Congress

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez votes in her district in the Bronx Alexandria Ocasio Cortez votes in her district in the Bronx
Leonard Rios | 09 November, 2018, 08:42

IL state Rep. Juliana Stratton is the first black woman elected as IL lieutenant governor.

In a year that has been defined by the political awakening and activism of women, the mid-term is testing whether those women will reach record-breaking numbers in Congress and in governor's mansions across the country.

In her campaign platform, Ocasio-Cortez promotes universal job guarantees, fully funded public schools and universities, paid family and sick leave and housing as a human right.

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 high-profile cycle that produced a record number of women contenders and candidates of colour meant several winners will take office as trailblazers, marking firsts for their race and gender.

Women in key swing districts across the country delivered congressional victories to the Democratic Party Tuesday, helping to shift the balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives for the remaining two years of the Trump presidency. "In 1984, I was attending the U.S. Air Force Academy and told my first flight instructor that I was going to be a fighter pilot". At age 29, Ocasio Cortez of NY seizes the record from Republican Elise Stefanik, who was elected at age 30 in 2014.

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.

Blizzard: "It's a dream" to bring Diablo to mobile devices
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Sterling did in the 67th minute when he latched onto Aguero's perfectly-weighted pass to score his second goal of the afternoon. Pedro added the third goal from a left-wing cross by another Spaniard, Marcos Alonso, in the 70th.

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Target last month raised the stakes for the all-important holiday shopping rush, offering US customers free two-day shipping. Amazon is hoping increase sales after the company's revenue projection for the rest of the year fell below some estimates.

Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks to supporters and refuses to concede at her election night headquarters at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Nov. 6, 2018.

Rashida Tlaib is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and will represent Michigan's 13th Congressional District.

Ocasio-Cortez, a community organizer and former bartender, will represent New York's 14th Congressional District, which covers parts of the Bronx and Queens. Mills, now the state's attorney general, has won the governorship, checking another state off a long list that has never had a female chief executive.

Deb Haaland in New Mexico and Sharice Davids in Kansas became the first Native American women ever elected to Congress.

The last time women voted for Democrats anywhere near that margin was more than 30 years ago.

Which party's women candidates were the most sucessful?

In 1982, 58 per cent of women voted for Democrats and 41 per cent voted for Republicans. She became a progressive star after her upset primary victory over Republican Joseph Crowley, a high-ranking House Democrat.

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