The women who made history in the mid-terms

Max Rose in October 2018

Max Rose in October 2018

These wins were mostly fueled by the Democratic Party, which put a record numbers of women on the ballot.

The rent, even for incoming members of congress, is too damn high in Washington D.C. Their historic involvement follows the massive Women's March to resist Trump's presidency and the #MeToo movements' protest against sexual misconduct in the workplace.

In New York, Democrat Letitia James defeated Republican Keith Wofford to become the state's attorney general and both the first woman and first African-American elected to the position in New York. In January 2019, a record number of women will be heading to Congress.

Blackburn defeated Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen after President Donald Trump announced his support for her.

Central American migrants begin their morning trek as part of a thousands-strong caravan hoping to reach the US border, as they face the Pico de Orizaba volcano upon departure from Cordoba, Mexico, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. They are often used to gauge the political climate of the U.S., as well as highlighting potential forerunners for the next electoral campaign.

Women are also harder working.

Here, Business Insider takes a look at some of the women who made history.

But that approach did not ultimately appeal to women in swing districts across the country. Meanwhile, Democrats have grabbed firm control of the House of Representatives. Democrats won the national election (despite important setbacks in the US Senate) because of women candidates and women voters.

According to CNN: "Davids identifies as a lesbian, making her the first openly LGBT member of Congress from Kansas".

Numerous first-time winners, including Davids, New Jersey's Mikie Sherrill and Florida's Donna Shalala, helped upset the political order in districts where Republicans had held seats. In an interview with The New York Times, Alexandria revealed that she can not afford to get an apartment in Washington DC - where a one-bedroom apartment goes for about $2,170 a month on average - until she begins her job.

"It is up to us to fulfil the promise of America", she told supporters after her win.

"Today, Kansans voted for change", Kelly said in her victory speak, according to the Topeka Capitol-Journal. "They come up - 'When is your next town hall?' And believe me, it's not to give positive input". In another case, radical Islamist Linda Sarsour called Senator Susan Collins a "traitor to women" for voting to confirm Justice Kavanaugh. I'll leave you with some hot takes about white women, who voted Republican last night.

A majority of women identify as Democrats or lean Democratic at 56 percent, while 37 percent affiliate with or lean toward the GOP.

Crowley was the No. 4 Democrat in the House and seen as a potential speaker one day.

El Paso County Judge Veronica Escobar (left) and Sylvia Garcia (right), a Democratic state senator, are Texas' first-ever Latina women in Congress. "Democrats doing well in areas where there are educated suburban women and men, but especially suburban women".

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