Diversity also won the day Tuesday with a record number of women of color headed to the halls of Congress. With the win, Rojas said, the progressive movement challenging the establishment of the Democratic Party has shown it "can unseat Democrats who are ideologically and demographically out-of-touch with their voters and forced Democratic elected across the country to stiffen their spines".
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.
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Women were also elected governors in Iowa, Maine and South Dakota for the first time, as well as in the territory of Guam.
The elections have been described as a referendum on the Trump presidency, and is expected to be indicative of the 2020 presidential elections. In 2014, the most recent off-presidential midterm election year, Democrats won the U.S. House vote among women, even though Republicans overwhelmingly secured overall control of the chamber. Davids is also Kansas' first openly gay statewide representative.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, could be the youngest woman elected to Congress, and represented a surge of Democrats challenging more senior and established members of the party.
Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia won House races in Texas, making them the first Latina women to ever represent the state.
IL state Rep. Juliana Stratton is the first black woman elected as IL lieutenant governor. Jim McGreevey, a Democrat and former New Jersey governor, came out while in office in 2004.
Nearly 80% of voters in a CNN exit poll said it's very or somewhat important that more women and racial minorities be elected to public office, with two-thirds of white voters agreeing. Democracy Now! was there with The Intercept for our special election broadcast.
Women won gubernatorial races in nine states. "The significance of history is not lost on me, including my personal one".
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Seoul's Foreign Ministry also expressed hope that the USA and North Korea can quickly reschedule a high-level meeting. Trump said Wednesday that he would "love to take the sanctions off, but they have to be responsive, too".
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Three Duke players scored at least 22 points while freshman Keldon Johnson tallied 23 points for Kentucky in the losing effort. The Jayhawks never trailed in the second half. "This game was supposed to (feature) the top two recruiting classes".