MidTerm Recap

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MidTerm Recap

Hank Johnson, Staff Writer

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On Tuesday, November the 6th the national Mid-Term election took place across the nation. Early voting took place roughly two weeks before.

In Texas, incumbent Ted Cruz defeated Beto O’Rourke, retaining his position as senator.
Incumbent Governor Greg Abbott defeated Lupe Valdez for the position of governor.
In the Lieutenant Governor race, Dan Patrick held his position against Mike Collier.
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On a national level, the Republicans held control of the Senate with a 51 to 46 majority with the Republicans gaining seats, and the Democrats gained control of the House of Representatives with a 225 to 197 majority. Democrats won Republican-held seats in Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.
In the governor’s races, Democrats gained seven new seats.

This midterm has been one of the most historic and hopefully, precedent-setting. Texas has sent its first Hispanic woman to Congress; moreover, 100 women have been elected to Congress, the highest number in American history. Democrats Sharice Davids and Deb Haaland will become the first Native American women elected to Congress. Democrat Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party will become the first Muslim women in Congress. Colorado Democratic Rep. Jared Polis’ will become Colorado’s first openly gay governor.

The next US elections will be in 2020 with the presidential election.