The recent midterm election established some new records for the Republicans both in the federal and state elections. Here are some of the results:
- 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.
- Mia Love was elected as the first black Republican woman to be sent to the House of Representatives from Utah.
- 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.
- Elise Stefanik’s, upstate New York Republican candidate, has the distinction of being the youngest person elected to Congress.
- Joni Ernest is the first female Senator to be sent to Washington from Iowa.
- Saira Blair, a student at West Virginia University, was the youngest lawmaker elected to the West Virginia legislature.
- Mitch McConnell is the first majority leader from Kentucky since 1947.
- The 249 House of Representatives seats the Republicans now have is the biggest since majority they had since 1929.