Updated Nov 7, 2018 - Politics & Policy
The 2018 midterm election races that made history
The first Muslim congresswoman, first openly gay man elected governor, youngest woman ever elected to Congress, and more history was made Tuesday night in the midterm races.
The big picture: This was already teed up to be a major election, with Democrats poised to take the House and the country having the first chance since 2016 to send a message to Congress. But individual races opened the door for more diversity in national politics.
Ilhan Omar, first Somali-American congresswoman
Rashida Tlaib, first Muslim congresswoman
Jared Polis, first openly gay man to win a governor race
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, youngest women ever elected
Sharice Davids, first lesbian Native American in Congress
Chris Pappas, New Hampshire's first openly gay member of Congress
Deb Haaland, first Native American woman in the House