Chart of the day: How did women fare in the United States midterms?

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Gender equality was an important issue for women in this election, according to a June 2018 survey for Gender Watch 2018, a nonpartisan project tracking gender dynamics this election season. Flake is scheduled to give a talk at the Forbes 30 under 30 event in Boston after recently calling for a one week pause in the confirmation process to give the Federal Bureau of Investigation more time to investigate sexual assault allegations.

"This is something new we saw from women candidates: they are not trying to focus on their resumes and tout their accomplishments and push their families aside", she said. "Tonight, just in suburban Philadelphia, in the Lehigh Valley where I'm speaking from, four women won in a really tight area".

If Deb Haaland won her congressional race in New Mexico, she would become the first Native American woman elected to Congress and if Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won in Arizona, she would become the country's first openly bisexual senator.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rose to fame in her surprise victory in the primaries, defeating incumbent Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) for New York's 14th Congressional District.

Texas, for example, had a chance to send its first Hispanic woman to Congress.

Michigan's Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota's Ilhan Omar are the country's first Muslim women in Congress. Ayanna Pressley is Massachusetts' first Black congresswoman. She won the general election after running unopposed. However, the historical significance of this evening is not lost on me.

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The last time women voted for Democrats anywhere near that margin was more than 30 years ago.

But what will more women in office mean? In 1982, 58 per cent of women voted for Democrats and 41 per cent voted for Republicans. Men, by contrast, were more evenly divided in their vote.

Democrats celebrated the victory as Guerrero's win also meant a blue flip for the US island territory.

But other women made gains in the Senate. The Associated Press reported 24 women were set to serve in the Senate starting in January, one more than before.

MI governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday attributed her success and that of other women to outworking their opponents and "staying focused on the dinner table issues that really matter to families". Blackburn will become the first woman to represent Tennessee in the Senate. "Now, senator will do". Since the 2020 presidential election is about to begin in earnest (and midterm results led to more than one name be floated as possible candidates) let's take at least 24 hours to celebrate these women and their history-making wins. Caty Weaver was the editor.

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