Six Women Made History During This Year's Election

Meet the women who made history last night.

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1. Nevada elected the first Latina senator in US history.

2. California elected the first Indian-American to serve in the US Senate.

3. Florida elected the first Vietnamese-American woman to Congress.

4. Oregon elected the US's first LGBT governor.

5. A former refugee was elected the US's first Somali-American Muslim female legislator.

6. Washington elected the first Indian-American woman to hold a seat in the US House of Representatives.


Kamala Harris is the second black woman to be elected to the US Senate. A previous version indicated that she was the second black senator to ever serve in Congress.

Stephanie Murphy defeated a 23-year Republican incumbent. A previous version incorrectly indicated her opponent was 23-years-old.

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