Pink Wave: Women to Flood Congress After Historic Election Night

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at 29 is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress

Boston Globe via Getty Images Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at 29 is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress

"The thousands of women who are ready to join me to make sure we have a better future for our kids, for New Jersey and for the United States of America".

Women will break the current record of 84 serving at the same time in the U.S. House. Many female Democratic House candidates who prevailed on Election Day ran in opposition to Trump or his policies.

Jahana Hayes is the first black woman elected to represent CT in Congress. Hayes, the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, will be serving Connecticut's 5th Congressional District, which includes areas in the northwestern part of the state.

(2) Kristi Noem became the first woman in South Dakota history to be elected governor.

Below are some of the record-making moments from the 2018 midterm elections.

MI attorney Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from Minnesota won their races handily to become the first Muslim women elected to Congress, with Omar being the first Somali-American to join the ranks.

Omar served a single term in the Minnesota state legislature before she won Minnesota's Fifth District.

Asma Mohammed and Ashley Fairbanks celebrate as results come in at Democratic candidate Ilhan Omar's election night headquarters in Minneapolis on Tuesday.

Democrat Ilhan Omar speaks after winning in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District race. She is the eldest of 14 children, is an attorney aligned with the party's liberal wing. Her win galvanized progressives across the country.

More news: Minnesota election results: U.S. House 5th District

In Kansas, Davids won the state's Third District, which includes Kansas City. Davids is also a member of Kansas's LGBT community.

Haaland will replace New Mexico Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who vacated the seat to run for governor.

Idaho gubernatorial candidate Paulette Jordan also lost her race to become the country's first Native American governor.

- Political newcomer and self-described democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated her Republican challenger, Anthony Pappas, on Tuesday, becoming the youngest woman elected to the U.S. Congress. The 29-year-old New York Democrat skyrocketed into the national spotlight earlier this year after a grassroots campaign and primary victory over 10-term incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley.

If fellow Native American Deb Haaland wins her congressional race in New Mexico, she will also take her place in history.

"There is nothing inherently noble about protecting a status quo that does not serve the needs of working-class Americans, " Ocasio-Cortez said. Nevada now has two female senators after Democrat Jacky Rosen defeated incumbent Republican Dean Heller.

Arizona will send a woman - either Democratic representative Kyrsten Sinema or Republican representative Martha McSally - to the Senate for the first time.

Former President Barack Obama and Democratic candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams wave to the crowd during a campaign rally on November 2 in Atlanta.

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