Add Interest The TAKE with Rick Klein We don't know if we'll be talking about ratification or repudiation, waves or wasted chances, or results as complicated as the times that brought them. But we already know that history is being made. It's being made in the record number of women running for office, in the rising generation of potential political stars, and the would-be firsts among minority and LGBT candidates.
Trump is no phenomenon: Women have run in record numbers, and Native Americans, Muslims, Latinos, immigrants, millennials and LGBT candidates have already made history with their campaigns.
Here are the key trailblazing candidates who are diversifying American politics and have already won their races so far. The progressive challenger and member of the Democratic socialist party unseated a powerful term New York congressman, running with a campaign ad that said: Elise Stefanik previously held the record when she was elected to Congress at age 30 in Florida restores voting rights of ex-felons Ocasio-Cortez is the daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and a Bronx-born father and grew up in a working-class community.
She did not face a challenger in the general election, making her the first black member of the House of Representatives from Massachusetts.
In her victory speech in September, she said: These times demanded an approach to governing that was bold, uncompromising and unafraid. Tlaib was famously escorted from a Trump rally in as she shouted questions at the candidate, asking him if he had ever read the constitution.
Her congressional platform has included the cancellation of student debt, banning private prisons and aggressive funding cuts to military spending.
Inshe became the first Somali-American legislator in the country. Jared Polis, first openly gay man elected governor As the Democratic nominee for governor in Colorado, Polis ran on a leftwing platform, which included single-payer health care, repeal of the death penalty, universal full-day preschool and stronger gun laws.
Polis, who declared victory late Tuesday night, has long been outspoken in favour of marijuana legalisation. Kate Brown, who is bisexual, became the first openly LGBT person elected governor in when she won her Oregon race.
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This article appeared in the South China Morning Post print edition as: A night of firsts:The midterm elections are already historic in a number of ways as a record number of women and minorities run for office and voter turnout in primary races across the nation is at an all-time.
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A record number of LGBTQ candidates ran for office this year, and more. According to LPL Financial's Ryan Detrick, the stock market's wild swings will likely fade following Tuesday's midterm elections.
His case stems from history. The midterm elections in the US will likely be held on Tuesday, November 6, The elections will take place halfway during President Donald Trump’s term. All the seats in the House of Representatives and 35 of the sets in the Senate will be up for election.
39 governors and numerous other state and local officials will also be.