Marsha Blackburn

More women are going to Congress in 2019 than ever before, and most are Democrats

More women are going to Congress in 2019 than ever before, and most are Democrats

A record number of women were elected to the House on Tuesday, with at least 99 — mostly Democrats — expected to take the oath of office in January, up from the 84 currently serving.

And that number could grow after nearly two dozen outstanding races are called in the coming days.

The new class includes the first Muslim and Native American women ever elected to Congress, the first female African American representative from New England, and the first Latina representatives from Texas.

“I think we can have a transformative effect because a lot of us are used to breaking through barriers,” New Jersey Rep.-elect Mikie Sherrill told NBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday. “I think...

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