Midterms Live results

By Li Zhou and Ryan Mark

More Democratic women are running for office than ever before

It’s a historic year for women candidates — with a record-breaking number of women on the ballot Tuesday.

The House of Representatives, especially, is due to see an influx of Democratic women — so much so that there could be more women than white men representing that side of the aisle. There’s also a groundbreaking number of women running for governorships across the country, including the first openly transgender woman to do so. And even more women candidates are vying for seats in a number of state legislatures.

If many of these candidates win their races, they could very well contribute to Democratic efforts to retake the House and upend the current makeup of Congress; just 20 percent of the body’s members are women. In states such as South Dakota, Georgia, and Maine, if candidates including Republican Kristi Noem and Democrat Stacey Abrams win their gubernatorial races, they will be the first women to hold these roles. Abrams would also be the first African-American woman governor in American history if she wins.

Reps. Martha McSally, Kyrsten Sinema, and Marsha Blackburn could be the first women to capture Senate seats in races in Arizona and Tennessee as well.

As more women win elected office, they’re expected to not only transform the composition of different government bodies but bring new perspectives that could reshape policy for years to come.

New York US House 14

Rising democratic socialist star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is likely to become the youngest woman elected to Congress

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 100,044 78%
GOP Anthony Pappas 18,000 14%
OTH Joseph Crowley (Working Families Party) 8,505 7%
OTH Elizabeth Perri (Conservative Party) 2,028 2%
440 of 449 (98%) precincts reporting, 128,577 total votes

Arizona US Senate

Two women vie for an open seat in Arizona — and either winner would make history

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Kyrsten Sinema 1,180,820 50%
GOP Martha McSally 1,127,144 48%
GRN Angela Green 56,871 2%
1,489 of 1,489 (100%) precincts reporting, 2,364,835 total votes

Georgia Governor

Stacey Abrams aims to be America's first black woman governor

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP Brian Kemp 1,978,408 50%
DEM Stacey Abrams 1,923,691 49%
LIB Ted Metz 37,236 1%
2,634 of 2,634 (100%) precincts reporting, 3,939,335 total votes

New Jersey US House 11

Rising Democratic star Mikie Sherrill is a former US Navy helicopter pilot

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Mikie Sherrill 173,166 56%
GOP Jay Webber 130,585 42%
OTH Robert Crook (Honesty Integrity Compassion Party) 4,657 2%
LIB Ryan Martinez 1,286 0%
576 of 576 (100%) precincts reporting, 309,694 total votes

South Dakota Governor

Kristi Noem aims to be the first woman governor of South Dakota

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP Kristi Noem 172,894 51%
DEM Billie Sutton 161,416 48%
LIB Kurt Evans 4,844 1%
697 of 697 (100%) precincts reporting, 339,154 total votes

Minnesota US House 5

Ilhan Omar is a Somali American and aims to be one of the first Muslim women in Congress

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Ilhan Omar 267,690 78%
GOP Jennifer Zielinski 74,437 22%
236 of 236 (100%) precincts reporting, 342,127 total votes

Michigan US House 13

Rashida Tlaib aims to be one of the first Muslim women in Congress

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Rashida Tlaib 163,782 85%
OTH Sam Johnson (Working Class Party) 21,978 11%
GRN D. Etta Wilcoxon 7,903 4%
426 of 426 (100%) precincts reporting, 193,663 total votes

Nebraska US House 2

Kara Eastman unexpectedly toppled the establishment pick in her primary on a Medicare-for-all platform

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP Don Bacon 152,315 53%
DEM Kara Eastman 134,412 47%
269 of 269 (100%) precincts reporting, 286,727 total votes

Texas US House 7

Lizzie Pannill Fletcher is one of Democrats' best hopes to make inroads in Texas

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Lizzie Pannill Fletcher 127,568 53%
GOP John Culberson 115,418 47%
113 of 152 (74%) precincts reporting, 242,986 total votes

Texas US House 23

Gina Ortiz Jones is an LGBT veteran and Filipino American hoping to knock off moderate Rep. Will Hurd

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP Will Hurd 103,164 49%
DEM Gina Ortiz Jones 102,255 49%
LIB Ruben Corvalan 4,418 2%
335 of 335 (100%) precincts reporting, 209,837 total votes

Texas US House 31

M.J. Hegar rocketed to stardom after her introductory video highlighting her military service went viral

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP John Carter 144,393 51%
DEM Mary Jennings Hegar 135,843 48%
LIB Jason Hope 4,955 2%
147 of 147 (100%) precincts reporting, 285,191 total votes

Kentucky US House 6

Amy McGrath knocked off the establishment pick in her primary and hopes to take a district in red Kentucky

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
GOP Andy Barr 154,468 51%
DEM Amy McGrath 144,730 48%
LIB Frank Harris 2,150 1%
IND Rikka Wallin 1,011 0%
IND James Cermalio 0%
628 of 628 (100%) precincts reporting, 302,359 total votes

New Mexico Governor

Michelle Lujan Grisham aims to become the state's first Democratic Latina governor

Updated Nov 19, 2018, 5:11pm EST
DEM Michelle Lujan Grisham 392,215 57%
GOP Steve Pearce 294,875 43%