We thought that women were pissed off, and guess what? They were! I have not yet seen a breakdown of who actually voted, but we do know who ran and (mostly) who won.
At least 111 women were elected, including:
- 40 women of color who are headed to the House. (The current number is 38.)
- The first female senator from Tennessee.
- The first female governors of South Dakota and Maine.
- Michelle Lujan Grisham is the first Democratic Latina elected as a governor.
- 33 congressional races featured two women facing off against each other, according to the Center for American Women and Politics.
So Prznint Horndog might be a secret GOTV machine for The Skirts? Who knew? Maybe everyone who put on a pink pussy Hat back in January 2017?
back to Axios:
- Deb Haaland of New Mexico is the first Native American woman in the House.
- Rashida Tlaib of Michigan is the first Muslim congresswoman.
- Ilhan Omar of Minnesota is the first Somali-American congresswoman.
- Jared Polis of Colorado is the first openly gay man to win a governor’s race.
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, 29, is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress
- Sharice Davids of Kansas is the first lesbian Native American in Congress.
- Ayanna Pressley is the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts.
- Sylvia Garcia and Veronica Escobar became the first two Latinas elected to Congress from Texas tonight.
- Chris Pappas is New Hampshire’s first openly gay member of Congress.
There will surely be more punditry as analysis continues to grind away, but this is a pretty good start.