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2018 Midterms Make Historical Firsts

Many elected officials are breaking boundaries.

Britney Hoobraj

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This year’s midterm election, had the most diverse group of politicians running for elected officials.

Ayanna Pressley was Massachusetts’ first African-American Woman in congress. Pressley won the general election after she ran unopposed.

Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee was the first woman elected for Senate. Blackburn a Republican member of congress defeated former Democratic Governor, Phil Bresesen by 10 points. She will be taking over Senator Bob Corker, who is a frequent Trump critic.

Jared Polis, is the first openly gay man to be elected governor in Colorado.

Jahana Hayes, is Connecticut’s first African-American women in Congress. Hayes beat her opponent, Manny Santos by 11 points.

Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids are the first Native American women in Congress. Haaland from New Mexico, has worked in state politics and works with native tribes. Davids, from Kansas, is the first openly gay member of Congress.

Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia, from Texas, are the first Latinas in Congress.

Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar are America’s first Muslim women in Congress. Tlaib from Michigan ran unopposed. Omar in 2016, became the first Somali American legislator in the country.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, from New York, is the youngest woman elected in Congress. At age 29, Ocasio-Cortez beat Rep. Joseph Crowley.

Kristi L. Noem is the first female governor of South Dakota. She beat her opponent, Billie Sutton (D), by four points.

Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer are Iowa’s first women in the United States House.

Janet Mills is the first female governor of Maine.

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Britney Hoobraj is from the Big Apple. In her spare time she likes to attend concerts, explore the city, and attend protests to voice my opinion. She attends Mercy College.

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