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Out of many, several firsts elected across country

AP  |  Washington 

The House is getting its first two Muslim women and is getting its first black congresswoman while and stand to elect their first woman senators in Tuesday's midterm elections.

The high-profile midterm cycle that produced a record number of women contenders and candidates of colour meant several winners will take office as trailblazers, marking firsts for their race and gender.

What is already the most diverse ever could become even more so after Tuesday's elections and will include several trailblazers.

will represent Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District in the next Pressley stunned the political establishment in September, defeating a 10-term incumbent in the Democratic primary, and was unopposed on Tuesday.

Also in the House, Democrats Ilhan Omar of and of will be the first Muslim women to serve in And regardless of who wins in Arizona's competitive race, the state will elect either Republican or Democrat Kyrsten Sinema as the state's first woman to serve in the chamber.

Also in the Senate, Republican will become Tennessee's

governor's race candidate Stacey Abrams, a Democrat, was in a fierce battle to become America's first black woman governor, and Democrat was bidding to become the of

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First Published: Wed, November 07 2018. 09:30 IST