From a friend:
THINGS TO CELEBRATE:
In the California race to replace retiring Senator Barbara Boxer, Kamala
Harris, daughter of Indian & Jamaican immigrants, was voted the nation’s
first Indian-American and second black female Senator.
In Oregon, Kate Brown was the first openly LGBT person to be elected to
a US governorship.
Lisa Blunt Rochester earned Delaware’s sole seat in the House of
Representatives, becoming both the first woman and the first African-
American to represent Delaware in Congress.
In Minnesota, Ilhan Omar, a former refugee, is the first Somali-American
Muslim woman elected to a state legislature.
Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada is the first Latina elected to the
Tammy Duckworth took back Obama’s Senate seat in Illinois.
In Florida, Stephanie Murphy was the first Vietnamese-American woman
elected to Congress, defeating a 23-year Republican incumbent.
Pramila Jayapal will be the first female Indian-American Congressional
Representative. An immigrant from India at 16, she was elected to
represent the Seattle area on a Bernie-Sanders-style platform.
In NJ, Josh Gottheimer, first time Democratic candidate, beat
Representative Scott Garrett, seven-term Republican incumbent and one
of the most conservative Tea-Party-aligned members of Congress.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio was ousted in Arizona.
A woman handily won the popular vote for President of the United States.