GRACE: Youngest Person Elected To Congress Passes Baton To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

GRACE: Youngest Person Elected To Congress Passes Baton To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Nuñez, 47, told NBC News during the closing days of the campaign that being chosen as Lieutenant Governor is "a huge source of pride for me, for my family, but most importantly for my community.".She was born and raised in Miami to Cuban parents and is now Speaker Pro Tempore of the Florida House of Representatives.

In the past few months, Ocasio-Cortez had traveled around the country to places including Kansas and California to stump for other candidates as part of an effort to move the Democratic party further to the political left.

At 28 years old, Ocasio-Cortez will be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Ocasio-Cortez's Democratic Socialist ideals of Medicare for all and free public college tuition have captured the attention of a younger liberal crowd.

After Tuesday's elections, a record number of women will serve in Congress come January 2019. With the win, Rojas said, the progressive movement challenging the establishment of the Democratic Party has shown it "can unseat Democrats who are ideologically and demographically out-of-touch with their voters and forced Democratic elected across the country to stiffen their spines".

She will also be the nation's first Somali-American elected to Congress: She was born in Somalia and spent much of her childhood in a Kenyan refugee camp during Somalia's civil war.

The 2018 elections marked the first time voters went to the polls nationwide since Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in New York's 14th district on Tuesday night, according to The Associated Press.

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Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia won House races in Texas, making them the first Latina women to ever represent the state.

And several of the female candidates broke records of their own. Polis was also the first openly gay man elected to Congress in 2008. In the House, 96 women have reportedly won or are projected to win their races.

A majority of women identify as Democrats or lean Democratic at 56 percent, while 37 percent affiliate with or lean toward the GOP.

Tuesday night's elections saw an influx of diversity "firsts" in the House of Representatives, ushered in by the record-breaking candidacies of women - specifically women of color - on the Democratic ticket.

One is that it takes a lot to swing white women Democratic.

The last time women voted for Democrats anywhere near that margin was more than 30 years ago.

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

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