Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, could be the youngest woman elected to Congress, and represented a surge of Democrats challenging more senior and established members of the party.
Women in general had a record-breaking night in the House, with more than 90 of them expected to join the House's freshman class.
"It was really on the shoulders of women voters that Democrats had the momentum to take back the House", she said.
According to The Hill, "more than twice as many women ran for Congress in the 2018 midterm elections than in 2016". A recent New York Times article, for instance, called white women "gender traitors".
And several of the female candidates broke records of their own. Meanwhile, more than 8 in 10 of those who consider that "not important" voted for Republicans.
We've been talking about the good and the bad of yesterday's election, and there sure is a lot of both, but one great thing we can't stop celebrating is the incredible number of women elected to office.
Distinctive is the success of women of colour. They will join four other female veterans now serving in Congress. Voters in Colorado also elected the nation's first-ever openly gay man to lead their state Tuesday.
Democrat Ilhan Omar speaks after winning in Minnesota's 5th Congressional District race.
How did the women challengers go?"Particularly, they see the cost of not being at the table as greater than the cost of mounting the challenges". 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.
Democrat women flipped MI and Kansas, defeating male Republican incumbents.
In her victory speech in September, she said: "These times demanded more from our leaders and from our party".
It means that women are better represented. Nine women will call various governors' mansions across the US home.
"Healthcare and clean drinking water in my state". "This is what is possible when everyday people come together in the collective realization that all our actions no matter how small or how large are powerful, worthwhile, and capable of lasting change". Democrats have also crowed, loudly and often, about the number of women they had on the ballot - many of whom won last night.
(2) Kristi Noem became the first woman in South Dakota history to be elected governor.
"We have to temper our expectations a little bit", cautioned Dittmar. Considering that Texas is almost 40 percent Latino, these historical wins are even more overdue.