Tuesday was a banner night for women, with more than 110 female candidates winning their midterm congressional or gubernatorial election races around the country, BuzzFeed News reports. In 2019, a record number of women will enter Congress, including the youngest woman and oldest woman to ever be House freshmen, as well as Congress' first Muslim women and first Native American women. The night also saw the first Democratic Latina ever elected governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham.
While most of the incoming congressional women are Democrats, Republican women made history too: Marsha Blackburn will be the first female senator from Tennessee. While there are already a historic number of women in Congress — 84 in the House and 23 in the Senate — women will make up about a quarter of Congress beginning in 2019.
In all, some 115 women won races out of 276 on the ballot, including 11 women who won Senate seats and nine women who won their gubernatorial races. Jeva Lange