Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

I can't afford to get an apartment in Washington says Ocasio-Cortez

I can't afford to get an apartment in Washington says Ocasio-Cortez

In Massachusetts, Ayanna Pressley ran unopposed as a Democrat and became the first black woman to represent the commonwealth in Congress.

Ocasio-Cortez who is 29-years-old, won the congressional polls held in NY with 74.3% of votes.

First women House members from Iowa: Democrat Abby Finkenauer in Iowa's 1st District defeated Republican incumbent Rod Blum, and Democrat Cindy Axne in the state's 3rd District defeated Republican incumbent David Young to become the Hawkeye state's first two women elected to the House.

The 2018 midterm elections may not have resulted in the overwhelming blue wave Democrats desired, but there was still a great number of women, specifically women of color, who made history last night.

Davids, on the other hand, defeated Republican incumbent Kevin Yoder in the race for Kansas' third Congressional District.

Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, can't afford to rent an apartment in Washington, D.C. before she's sworn in come January.

Learn more about Tlaib here and Omar here. Omar is also the first Somali-American congresswoman, while Tlaib is the chamber's first Palestinian-American.

In Colorado, Democrat Jared Polis became the first openly gay man elected governor.

More news: Amazon waives minimum requirement for holidays

With votes still being counted in several states, more than 100 women are projected to be heading to Congress.

Many were appalled by what they consider Trump administration abuses - attempts to roll back health care, restrict abortion rights, separate migrant families at the border and threaten environmental protections. The news conference participants called on Obama to "go bold and go big" and to use his executive authority to reform immigration if Congress could not get the job done.

Veronica Escobar became the first Hispanic won to win a congressional seat in Texas, replacing Beto O'Rourke, who left the spot to challenge Sen.

The new intake heading to Washington includes a number of historic firsts. Ayanna Pressley and Jahana Hayes became first black women to represent their states, MA and CT, in Congress. Marsha Blackburn became the first woman to make it to the Senate from Tennessee, and Jacky Rosen became the first female to represent Nevada in US Senate.

"And just imagine this, it is a conservative woman to boot!" "WE broke that concrete wide open".

Asked if President Donald Trump's hostile positions on immigrants and Muslims have triggered the rise of these women, Mr Telhami emphasised that "each district has its own local politics and these cases are no exception; they may have been elected without the Trump factor". Flake is scheduled to give a talk at the Forbes 30 under 30 event in Boston after recently calling for a one week pause in the confirmation process to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation more time to investigate sexual assault allegations.

In July 2004, she took command of the 354th Fighter Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. - becoming the first woman to command a fighter squadron. Democrats celebrated the victory as Guerrero's win also meant a blue flip for the US island territory.

Like this: