Record Number Of Women Sent to Congress

Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley

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BOSTON (WBZ-AM) — Tuesday was a record setting night for women in politics.

According to The Associated Press, at least 99 women are being sent to the House of Representatives. The previous record was 84 women.

Among them was Ayanna Pressley, the first black woman elected in Massachusetts.

“I didn’t come here to deliver a victory speech tonight, only one of vision,” Pressley said after receiving her win. “When we realize equity, justice, and equality — these rights for everyone, then, and only then, will I deliver a victory speech.”

Also, New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, became the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

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