Ayanna Pressley is officially Massachusetts’s first black congresswoman

Ayanna Pressley talks with reporters outside the Adams Street Library in Dorchester

Ayanna Pressley talks with reporters outside the Adams Street Library in Dorchester

She and Hayes are the first black women elected to congress from New England.

This year's United States midterm elections have already made history, with a record number of women, Native Americans, and Muslim candidates running for office.

What is already the most diverse Congress ever will become even more so after Tuesday's elections, which broke barriers of race and gender.

After upsetting longtime incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley in the district's June primary, Ocasio-Cortez defeated Republican Anthony Pappas, a St. John's University professor in the general election.

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While she's "very excited" now, it sounded like she and the other "girls" respect Beckham's decision to sit this one out. They also said they had no plans to perform at Glastonbury festival, but Mel B added that "we should though".

Ilhan Omar, a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and will serve Minnesota's 5th District in the House. In Maine, Democrat Janet Mills will become the state's first woman governor, and in South Dakota, Republican Kristi Noem will be the first women to lead the state.

Some of Tuesday's black female pioneers, like IL nurse and Democrat Lauren Underwood and CT teacher and Democrat Jahana Hayes, were first-time candidates.

Pressley, 44, had received an endorsement from former President Barack Obama last month, and New York Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in September. Stratton ran with Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, who campaigned for an expansion of health care, job creation and early childhood education. Democratic women won one Republican-held seat in IL, two in Iowa, and one in Kansas.

She is also a fierce abortion opponent, with an A rating from the National Right to Life movement during her time in the House.

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Fifty-five percent of women said they backed a Democrat for the House this year, compared with 49 percent who in 2014 said they backed a Democrat in the congressional midterm elections, according to a a Reuters/Ipsos Election Day poll.

The elections have been described as a referendum on the Trump presidency, and is expected to be indicative of the 2020 presidential elections.

Pressley was the first black woman to serve on Boston's city council and made history again after defeating the 10-term incumbent Michael Capuano in the primary. Tallahassee, Florida Mayor Andrew Gillum lost to Ron DeSantis, shooting down hopes that the Sunshine State would elect their first Black governor. At least 95 women won seats in the House Wednesday morning, breaking a previous record of 84 women, NBC news reported.

Haaland will replace New Mexico Democratic Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who vacated the seat to run for governor. Republicans retained control of the Senate. In five states - Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Washington and Wisconsin - female candidates challenged sitting female senators. Houlahan was one of four female military veterans and political newcomers to win seats for Democrats; the others were Mikie Sherrill in New Jersey, and Elaine Luria and Abigail Spanberger in Virginia.

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