Thursday, 22 November, 2018

Here are the candidates who made history in the 2018 midterms

Max Rose in October 2018 Max Rose in October 2018
Melinda Barton | 08 November, 2018, 21:45

The US election has swept a record number of women into Congress, fired up by the disgust of Donald Trump, emboldened by the #MeToo movement and making the Democratic Party more diverse and younger than ever. Men, by contrast, were more evenly divided in their vote. Democracy Now! was there with The Intercept for our special election broadcast.

The results came nearly two years after women marched in Washington and cities across the country to oppose the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

As Daily Caller reported, the Women's March also jumped on white women for daring to stray from the liberal plantation.

This is viewer supported news. The previous record was 85, set in 2016. Nuñez, 47, told NBC News during the closing days of the campaign that being chosen as Lieutenant Governor is "a huge source of pride for me, for my family, but most importantly for my community.".She was born and raised in Miami to Cuban parents and is now Speaker Pro Tempore of the Florida House of Representatives. He says the role women played in this election lived up to expectations. Moreover, only a third of all voters said Trump had the right temperament to serve as president, according to AP exit polling.

Kate Brown, who is bisexual, became the first openly LGBT person elected governor in 2016 when she won her OR race.

In victory speeches across the country, women acknowledged the groundbreaking year.

But that approach did not ultimately appeal to women in swing districts across the country.

Borick said, "We are seeing a vast increase in the percentage of women that will be within the House of Representatives".

Some of Tuesday's black female pioneers, like IL nurse and Democrat Lauren Underwood and CT teacher and Democrat Jahana Hayes, were first-time candidates. In the House, 96 women have reportedly won or are projected to win their races.

Women occupy just 23% of the seats in the current US Senate and 19.3% in the House of Representatives, comparatively low rates in the developed world. Sylvia Garcia won big in the Houston area. The former Central Intelligence Agency officer beat Tea Party incumbent Dave Brat in no small part through the activism of local liberal women's groups. "The significance of history is not lost on me, including my personal one". "They come up - 'When is your next town hall?' And believe me, it's not to give positive input". She talked about the historic nature of the election.

She ran alongside Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, who beat Democrat Andrew Gillum in a high profile race that was one of the most closely watched nationally.

Rates of female voters have equaled or exceeded those of men for decades, according to a study by the Center for American Women and Politics. College-educated women, in particular, have swung hard toward Democrats in recent years. In New Jersey, Democratic Gov. Jim McGreevy, elected in 2001, had been outed as gay while in office. She became a progressive star after her upset primary victory over Republican Joseph Crowley, a high-ranking House Democrat.

Voters are also infusing Washington with some new ethnic diversity.

Around 80 per cent of the women candidates in this election were defending their seats, and around 70 per cent held them. Democrats have also crowed, loudly and often, about the number of women they had on the ballot - many of whom won last night. "Democrats at least have the luxury of largely taking women of color (votes) for granted". "Certainly whether they're married or not".