Midterm elections made history with many notable firsts
The midterms saw many historic wins for Muslims, Native American, LGBT and women candidates.
'MURICA — The midterm elections turned out to be a historic night of firsts for Native American, Muslim, LGBT and female candidates.
According to NPR, congress will see its first Native American and Muslim congresswomen, its first lesbian mom in Congress and the first openly gay man elected as a governor.
South Dakota and Maine elected their first female governors, Tennessee and Arizona are sending their first women to the Senate, and Massachusetts and Connecticut selected their first black women to the House.
According to CBS News, Democrat Sharice Davids, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation, won Kansas' 3rd District seat, while Democrat Debra Haaland, a member of the Pueblo of Laguna won in New Mexico's 1st District to become the first Native American congresswomen.
Democrats Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan both won their house races to become the first Muslim women in Congress.
In Colorado, Democrat Jared Polis became the first openly gay man elected as governor.
According to CBS News, more than 90 women were elected to the House, making it the most number of women to win House seats in American history.
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