How The 2014 Midterm Elections Made History

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Tuesday's midterm elections marked a night of historic firsts.

Yes, Republicans resoundingly trounced Democrats, taking control of the Senate, expanding their majority in the House and even picking up key gubernatorial posts. But the GOP also made much history, electing younger, more diverse candidates to a legislative body that has historically been dominated by older, white men.

Mia Love picked up two such honors on Tuesday night. The former mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, narrowly defeated her Democratic opponent, Doug Owens, to became the first black Republican woman ever to be elected to Congress, and the first Haitian-American member of Congress from either party. The rising GOP star, who is Mormon, drew national attention in 2012 after an unsuccessful bid for Congress and a speech at the Republican National Convention.




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