Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Record number of women win House seats in US midterms

Max Rose in October 2018 Max Rose in October 2018
Patty Aguilar | 07 November, 2018, 20:15

Women won big in the US midterm elections on Tuesday (November 6), with USA media predicting more than 100 women winning election or re-election in races across the country.

OLATHE, KS - NOVEMBER 06: Democratic candidate for Kansas' 3rd Congressional District Sharice Davids speaks to supporters during an election night party on November 6, 2018 in Olathe, Kansas. Democratic women won one Republican-held seat in IL, two in Iowa, and one in Kansas.

Noem was one of the most notable Republican women seeking higher office in the midterms, an election year characterized more by a historic gender gap in favor of the Democrats. "What's different this year is the whole pipeline's getting filled with women", Lake said. "But more importantly people got something different".

Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives and gain two seats to capture the Senate.

This year, women not only increased their numbers, but the new class of lawmakers also includes women from a wide patchwork of backgrounds, adding to a Congress that is expected to be more diverse.

"It's a bit of a partisan story", said Rutgers political science professor Kelly Dittmar.

Most Americans say women running in record numbers for Congress is a good thing, but there's less consensus about whether they think things will change with more women in office, according to a Pew Research Center survey.

Ayanna Pressley, 44, on Tuesday became the first African American woman elected to Congress from MA, representing much of the same area as John F. Kennedy.

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Democrats Will Likely Reclaim Control Of The House Of Representatives
His connection with his most loyal fans remains so intense that some pundits believe he could help the GOP pull off a surprise. In one result that did not come as a surprise, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney won a Senate seat in Utah.

In May, when asked if they approved or disapproved of the way Trump was handling his presidency, 47 percent of men and 43 percent of women approved.

Democrats nominated women in key races that helped determine control of the House.

But while 51 percent of men believe the economy is on the right track, only 37 percent of women do, Reuters/Ipsos polling showed. This year, women tied the record for most governor's seats women have ever held - nine - a number that was previously reached in 2004 and 2007.

The five-time congressman ran against Colorado's Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton to succeed Gov. John Hickenlooper, a popular Democrat who can't be re-elected because of term limits. The confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct, roiled the election and exposed deep fault lines between the two parties amid a cultural reckoning on sexual assault.

Also in the Senate, Wisconsin Sen.

"Women who had never run for anything stepped up to put their names on the ballot", she said.

"We've had the "Year of the Woman" before and it has been a one-night sensation, but this is about filling the pipeline", she said. Pappas and Davids are part of this year's Rainbow wave that saw a record amount of LGBT candidates (244, according to the New York Times) run for office. "What will be important is that those women run again".

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