Women win big in U.S. midterm elections 2018

Governor Andrew Cuomo and his partner Sandra Lee at their Mt. Kisco polling site

Earlier this year, she shocked many in NY politics, including herself, when she came out of nowhere to defeat 10-term Joe Crowley in New York's Democratic congressional primary. Republicans retained control of the Senate.

(3) Marsha Blackburn became the first female US Senator from Tennessee. Women poured into grass-roots groups determined to regain Democratic control of Congress and flooded organizations that trained them to run for office. Hegar lost her race on Tuesday in Texas. According to VoteCast, women voted considerably more in favor of their congressional Democratic candidate: about 6 in 10 voted for the Democrat, compared with 4 in 10 for the Republican.

Victories for both were expected following primary victories earlier this year.

"My campaign started in food, and in a lot of ways evolved out of food", she told Bon Appetit during an interview in the restaurant.

Women also contested governor's races across the country.

After eight years in the US House, she was one of the rare high-profile Republican women seeking a promotion in a campaign year defined more by the enthusiasm of Democratic women and the proliferation of Democratic female candidates.

Ocasio-Cortez caught the eye of potential voters last spring after her campaign video went viral, racking up 300,000 views on its first day.

Candidates like Sherrill, McGrath and Katie Hill, who was running for a House seat in California, raised staggering amounts of money, though women still raised less, on average, than men. "What's different this year is the whole pipeline's getting filled with women", Lake said.

Ayanna Pressley, congresswoman-elect for Massachusetts' 7th district.

In the 115th Congress, 11 states - Idaho, Montana, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Rhode Island, Vermont, South Carolina and Kentucky - had no women in their congressional delegations.

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. Vermont has never sent a woman to Congress.

(5) Cindy Hyde-Smith won a plurality in MS and is heavily favored to win her runoff election to become the first woman ever elected to the US Senate from her state.

New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Kansas' Sharice Davids and New Mexico's Deb Haaland are the country's first Native American congresswomen.

Rashida Tlaib in MI and Ilhan Omar in Minnesota will be the first Muslim women in Congress. Sharice Davids toppled a Republican man in Kansas and Deb Haaland prevailed in New Mexico, becoming the first Native American women elected to Congress.

Democrat Ilhan Omar will serve as the nation's first Somali-American Congresswoman.

■In Connecticut, educator Jahana Hayes won the state's Fifth District race and will be the first black woman to represent Connecticut in the House.

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