Ocasio-Cortez can't afford DC apartment until congressional salary starts in January

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The progressive challenger and member of the Democratic socialist party unseated a powerful 10-term NY congressman, running with a campaign ad that said: "Women like me aren't supposed to run for office".

Prior to this year, no more than eighty-four women had ever been in Congress at one time. Across the country, candidates made history. During the campaign, the Republican acknowledged the historic potential of her candidacy, but preferred to focus on issues rather than gender. I have three months without a salary before I'm a member of Congress, ' she said. Cindy Axne and Abby Finkenauer will be Iowa's first women in the House, while Deb Haaland and Sharice Davids made it as America's first Native American women to win in Congress - the latter as the first openly gay Native American in Congress.

The only previous Native American to serve on Congress is Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who represented Colorado from 1993 until 2005. Jim McGreevey, a Democrat and former New Jersey governor, came out while in office in 2004.

- Janet Mills: First female governor of Maine. That changed Tuesday, when two women defeated Republican incumbents.

"Together, we mobilized - to stand up for a platform of common-sense gun reform, support for higher education, environmental protection and affordable healthcare", Shalala, a former Health and Human Services secretary in the Clinton administration, tweeted in the wake of her victory over Maria Elvira Salazar. "Challenged by the politics of cynicism, of fear, of distrust, of anger".

First woman elected governor of Iowa: Republican incumbent Kim Reynolds became the first woman elected governor of Iowa.

Ayanna Pressley became the first black woman to represent MA in Congress and will occupy the seat held by such lions as JFK and Tip O'Neill.

Ayanna Pressley has become Massachusetts' first African-American congresswoman.

Socialist superstar Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez -who is poised to become the youngest Congresswoman in American history- confirmed this week she's unable to afford a Washington, DC apartment until she begins receiving her federal paycheck.

Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American, also won in Minnesota. He was seated despite not meeting the constitutional age requirement of 25 years.

In Tuesday's election, she took the seat of a Minneapolis-area congressional district being vacated by Rep. Keith Ellison.

Marsha Blackburn became the first woman Tennessee elected into the US Senate.

. Moreover, only a third of all voters said Trump had the right temperament to serve as president, according to AP exit polling. "Infrastructure. I know that resonated because it's the most obvious challenge we have as a state and we need a governor that will fix it", she told CNN.

Delmore said that many of these candidates adopted a new approach when campaigning for their various positions.

Along with many other left-wing, progressives, Hill jumped to Twitter to note that O'Rourke lost because many white women did not vote for him on November 6.

Rep. Nydia Velazquez also won her bid for reelection to the wins re-election to U.S. House, according to the AP, where she represents New York's 7th congressional district.

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