New York Magazine

Big Firsts From the 2014 Midterm Elections
New York Magazine

Mia Love, first black Republican woman elected to Congress. The former Saratoga Springs mayor, a Mormon convert, lost her first congressional bid in 2012, but made a strong comeback this time around, winning her race against Doug Owens in Utah’s 4th Congressional District. Joni Ernst, first female veteran in the U.S. Senate. The Republican is also the first woman to represent Iowa in congress. Shelley Moore Capito, first female senator from West Virginia. Capito, Ernst, and others are helping the GOP combat the assumption that it is a party of white men. Carl DeMaio, first openly gay Republican in Congress. The final tally is still being counted in California’s 52nd Congressional District, but DeMaio is leading despite numerous sexual harassment allegations. Tim Scott, first black senator elected from the south since reconstruction. The South Carolina Republican won Tuesday’s election after serving out the last two years of Jim DeMint’s term. Elise Stefanik, first 30-year-old woman in Congress. Stefanik is the youngest woman ever to serve in congress, and the first Republican to win in New York’s 21st Congressional District. Congress will have 100 female members for the first time ever. This is thanks, in part, to the many successes of Republican women in the midterm elections.

Grâce à la vague républicaine, il n’y a jamais eu autant de femmes au Congrès américain.

Mais ne compter pas sur Richard Hétu pour vous en parler, il est trop occupé à consoler sa peine…