For the first time, Native American and Muslim women headed to Congress

For the first time, Native American and Muslim women headed to Congress

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Davids is from the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin and has focused her career on the advancement of Native Americans. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of MI will be the first Muslim congresswomen.

Davids is an attorney and former MMA fighter.

According to the Campaign Legal Center, federal Judge Daniel Hovland denied a request last week from the tribe for an order stopping the ID requirement.

Voters in Minnesota and MI elected the first two Muslim women to serve in the U.S. Congress, a former refugee who fled Somalia's civil war and a Detroit-born Palestinian-American.

Victories for both were expected following primary victories earlier this year. She won the general election after running unopposed.

Tlaib has vehemently opposed Trump - even heckling the then-candidate during a 2016 campaign appearance in Detroit.

The vote comes almost two years after women marched on Washington in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Only two other Muslims have been elected to Congress, and both are men now in office: Ellison and Indiana Democratic Rep. Andre Carson. MA and CT will also send black women to Congress as firsts for their states, while Arizona and Tennessee are getting their first female senators. "Ilhan Omar. So many of us, we're all mums", she said.

Democrats rode a wave of dissatisfaction with President Donald Trump to win control of the U.S. House of Representatives, giving them the opportunity to block Trump's agenda and open his administration to intense scrutiny.

Republican Marsha Blackburn Wins Tennessee Senate Seat
She rarely diverged from Trump, and touted his proposed U.S. -Mexico border wall and tax cuts while blasting Bredesen's opposition to both.

Blackburn has been closely associated with Trump and is said to be farther to the right than the Republican senator she is replacing. Trump visited the state three times.

Jared Polis easily won his bid for Colorado's gubernatorial seat Tuesday night and in doing so became the first openly gay man ever elected as governor.

Democrats had hoped to pick up Tennessee as part of a narrow path to retaking the Senate.

The US midterm elections on Tuesday will bring a range of fresh faces to Washington, from the vice president's brother to the youngest-ever woman in Congress. Twenty-two states have never elected a woman as governor, and six states have female governors today.

With no Republican in the race in the heavily Democratic district, her upset victory in the primary had all but assured her the House seat, with only the remote possibility of a write-in campaign to potentially stop her.

Sutton made a race of it, leaning into a record of public service as well as his history as a professional bronco rider, a career that left him paralyzed.

Democrats nominated women in key races that helped determine control of the House.

"Powered by a massive turnout of women and fuelled by our incredible candidates, House Democrats gained several seats in the heartland", Democratic representative Cheri Bustos of IL said in a statement Tuesday night after House control was called for Democrats.

Noem voted in favor of Obamacare repeal, punishment of so-called sanctuary cities, and the Republican tax law while serving in the US House. She is also openly lesbian, in a state that is traditionally conservative.

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