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All the Historic Wins From the 2018 Midterm Elections

Before we even hit Nov. 6th, history had already been made this midterm cycle. Whether you look at the unprecedented number of women who won their House primaries or the women of color who ran in their districts for the very first time, it's clear that something new is brewing in American politics. Here, read about all the people who officially made history on election day:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 

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After winning New York's 14th congressional district, Ocasio-Cortez will become the youngest woman ever to serve in Congress.

ReadELLE.com's interview with Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Rashida Tlaib

Tlaib won Michigan's 13th congressional district, making her one of the first Muslim women in Congress.

Read: ELLE.com's interview with Rashida Tlaib

Ilhan Omar

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Omar won Minnesota's 5th congressional district, making her one of the first Muslim women in Congress and the first Somali-American in Congress.

Read: ELLE.com's interview with Ilhan Omar

Ayanna Pressley

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By winning Massachusetts's 7th congressional district, Pressley becomes the first black woman to represent Massachusetts in Congress.

Read: ELLE.com's interview with Ayanna Pressley

Sharice Davids

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Davids will become the first Native American woman in Congress after winning Kansas's 3rd congressional district. 

Read: A Historic Number of Native American Women Are Running for Congress

Deb Haaland

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After winning New Mexico's 1st congressional district, Haaland becomes one of the first Native American women in Congress.

Read: A Historic Number of Native American Women Are Running for Congress

Veronica Escobar

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After winning Texas's 16th congressional district, Escobar will become one of Texas’s first Latina congresswomen.

Read: Meet the Two Candidates Poised to Become Texas' First Latina Congresswomen

Sylvia Garcia

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Garcia will join Escobar as one of Texas’s first Latina congresswomen after winning Texas's 29th congressional district. 

Read: Meet the Two Candidates Poised to Become Texas' First Latina Congresswomen

Lauren Underwood


Underwood made history when she became the first black woman to run in her Illinois congressional district, and now after her win, she will become the 14th district's first black congresswoman.

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