>> Muslim women seeing big wins in the Midwest. Minnesota's Ilhan Omar, who arrived in the United States from Somalia at age 14, won her House race, becoming the first Muslim woman, elected to Congress. Sharing the honor with Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian-American, who took Michigan's 13th district.
Democrats Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland both made history as the first Native American women, elected to Congress.>> Tonight New Mexico, you are sending one of the very first Native American women to Congress.>> In New York, 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, becoming the youngest woman ever to head to Congress.
>> This is what is possible, when every day people come together.>> And Democrat Ayanna Pressley, officially became Massachusetts first black congresswoman, representing the state's seventh district.>> When it comes to women of color candidates, folks don't just talk about a glass ceiling, what they describe, is a concrete one.
>> Yes.>> But you know what breaks through concrete? Seismic shifts.>>
Omar reached out to Tlaib on Twitter, saying, quote, I cannot wait to serve with you, inshallah. Over in Texas, Democrats Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia, becoming the state's first two Latino women, elected to Congress. And it wasn't just Democratic women who rose to the top on Tuesday. Republican representative Kristi Noem, became South Dakota's first female governor.
Tennessee also elected its first female senator, Representative Marsha Blackburn. Women have never held more than 84 of the 435 seats in the House, but by Wednesday morning, 92 had already been declared winners.>> My Gosh.