Republicans Make Midterm History

The recent midterm election established some new records for the Republicans both in the federal and state elections. Here are some of the results:

  1. South Carolina voters elected Tim Scott  to the U.S. Senate. He is the first black Senator from that state since the days of Radical Reconstruction over 141 years ago.
  2. Mia Love was elected as the first black Republican woman to be sent to the House of Representatives from Utah.
  3. Arkansas elected all Republicans for federal and state offices. For the first time in 141 years, there are no Democrats in the state’s congressional delegation.
  4. Elise Stefanik’s, upstate New York Republican candidate, has the distinction of being the youngest person elected to Congress.
  5. Joni Ernest is the first female Senator to be sent to Washington from Iowa.
  6. Saira Blair, a student at West Virginia University, was the youngest lawmaker elected to the West Virginia legislature.
  7. Mitch McConnell is the first majority leader from Kentucky since 1947.
  8. The 249 House of Representatives seats the Republicans now have is the biggest since majority they had since 1929.

About camden41

Retired public school administrator Retired history professor: Taught Western Civilization, American Civil War, United States History, Economic History, Ancient & Medieval Foundations, American History Since 1945
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