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.
"It was really on the shoulders of women voters that Democrats had the momentum to take back the House", she said.
With most of the results now known, women in the United States have achieved a number of significant firsts and played a major role in shifting the figures in Congress.
One is that it takes a lot to swing white women Democratic.
The US election has swept a record number of women into Congress, fired up by the disgust of Donald Trump, emboldened by the #MeToo movement and making the Democratic Party more diverse and younger than ever.
After some key Republican victories, Ingraham concluded that the reason Republicans were winning was that they've embraced President Trump, whereas the reason Democrats were losing was that they've become the party of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist who was elected to Congress Tuesday. They also picked up two more firsts for Congress: Tlaib is the first-ever Palestinian-American and Omar the first Somalian-American to serve in that office.
The first Native American and Muslim congresswomen are heading to the House of Representatives, and MA has its first black congresswoman, while Arizona and Tennessee are getting their first female senators. She talked about the historic nature of the election.
"Now, listen, I know for a fact none of us ran to make history, we ran to make change". However, the historical significance of this evening is not lost on me.
Delmore said that many of these candidates adopted a new approach when campaigning for their various positions. According to exit polls, they were about evenly split this year, with 50 percent choosing Democrats, compared to 48 percent who chose Republicans. Research shows that women are more likely to raise policies related to women's health and family than men.
(2) Kristi Noem became the first woman in South Dakota history to be elected governor. Ten women already in the Senate are not up for re-election. The Associated Press reported 24 women were set to serve in the Senate starting in January, one more than before.
With the record-breaking group of women elected this year comes a crop of other records and firsts.
(3) Marsha Blackburn became the first female US Senator from Tennessee. "Now, senator will do".