Meet the winners who have made history in the 2018 midterms

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez votes in her district in the Bronx

That means at least 117 women will serve in the 116th Congress, up from the current 107.

Other winners Tuesday included Sharice Davids from Kansas, one of the first two Native American woman elected to Congress, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, is now the youngest woman elected to Congress. BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 01: Boston City Councilor and Democratic congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley speaks at a rally calling on Sen.

The result is nevertheless impressive for the 28-year-old former bartender and self-described democratic socialist, who rocketed onto the national stage by knocking off 10-term incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in June's Democratic primary.

Diversity also won the day Tuesday with a record number of women of color headed to the halls of Congress. Meanwhile the Arizona senate race is too close to call, but either Republican or Democrat, the victor will be the state's first woman in the seat.

Going into the midterm elections, 19 per cent of the Governor, Senate and House seats were held by women.

New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress at 29-years-old.

Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib from MI became the first two Muslim women to win election to Congress. South Dakota Republican US Representative Kristi Noem and Maine Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills were both elected to serve as governors of their home states.

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The victor will set up a duel with WBO champion Zolani Tete in the WBSS last four. "That's something I told him". Burnett immediately took a knee and received a mandatory eight-count from referee Howard Foster.

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In a statement, London's Metropolitan Police Service called the video "vile" and urged people with information to come forward. Theresa May was one of those who criticised the actions in the video, calling them " utterly unacceptable ".

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I was like, 'Yeah, you are kind of sexy today, ' " the " Thor " star joked. "It was a nice surprise - an ego boost for sure". People , a weekly magazine in the U.S. , unveiled Elba in their cover this week. "I got picked on a little bit".

In a midterm election cycle heralded as the "Year of the Woman" because of the record number of female candidates for office and the surging #MeToo movement, women delivered a generally harsh verdict regarding Trump's first two years in office.

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

Women won gubernatorial races in nine states.

There was also an historic gender gap that showed women more supportive of Democrats than Republicans.

Around 80 per cent of the women candidates in this election were defending their seats, and around 70 per cent held them.

Nearly 80% of voters in a CNN exit poll said it's very or somewhat important that more women and racial minorities be elected to public office, with two-thirds of white voters agreeing. Jim McGreevey, a Democrat and former New Jersey governor, came out while in office in 2004.

"The women are in my grill no matter where I go", Brat said of those female liberal groups in his district earlier this year.

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