From the first Muslim women in Congress to the nation’s first Native American congresswomen, a diverse range of candidates have made history at the United States midterms elections. According to an analysis by the New York Times, these victories have resulted in the share of House, Senate and gubernatorial candidates who are white and male to be at its lowest point in four elections.
Here are the key trailblazing candidates who are diversifying American politics and have already won their races so far. We will continue updating throughout the night as more results come in.
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, youngest woman elected to Congress
- Ayanna Pressley, first black House member from Massachusetts
- Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, first Muslim congresswomen
- Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland, first Native American congresswomen
- Marsha Blackburn, first female senator from Tennessee
- Janet Mills, first female governor of Maine
- Abby Finkenauer, the first congresswoman from Iowa
- Jahana Hayes, the first black congresswoman from Connecticut
- Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia, first Latina congresswomen from Texas
Gary Marshall, Source: As credited