Midterms 2018: Native American, Muslim Women and LGBT Candidates That Made History

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2018 midterm elections brought a series of history-making votes that became the milestones for LGBT-community and women. Read the details on Nexter.org.

First Native American women

Source: Encyclopedic News

This year, two Democrats Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland marked a major accomplishment by becoming the first Native American women elected to Congress.

Davids won in Kansas against GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder and Haaland will replace New Mexico Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham.

First Muslim women

Source: Al Jazeera

Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party will become the first Muslim women in Congress.

Tlaib will take the place of Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers. Omar will take the seat vacated by Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison. She also came to the US as a refugee and she is a Somali-American member.

First gay man elected governor

Source: Denverite

Jared Polis is an openly gay member of Congress that will become the first openly gay man elected governor. Polis will replace Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper.

Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman in Congress

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Source: Getty Images

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will win and become the youngest woman ever in Congress. She is 29 years-old and replaces the previous holder of the mark, New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik, that was elected to Congress at age 30.

Ocasio-Cortez won over New York Democratic Rep. Joe Crowle.

First female senator from Tennessee

Source: National Journal

Rep. Marsha Blackburn became the first female senator from Tennessee. She won over Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat.


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