Wednesday, November 05, 2014

2014 GOP Tidal Wave


-The above map is of the 114th Congress, and is what a Republican take over looks like!

-Meet the new members of Congress

-You know it is a GOP sweep, when even I am surprised at some of the people who won.

-The KC Star called it, Red Tuesday

-Obama attempts to come up with a response:
The GOP gained at least seven U.S. Senate seats and built their House majority to historic levels, giving them full control of Congress. The president chalked up the results in part to a frustration with Washington dysfunction. “They want us to get the job done,” Obama said.
People I was excited to see win:
-Jerry Nolte for Clay County Presiding Commissioner
-Kris Kobach won re-election for Kansas Secretary of State
-Scott Walker getting re-elected as Governor of Wisconsin

Republican Women Make Some Historic Firsts:
-Joni Ernst is going to be a U.S. Senator from Iowa
Joni Ernst smashed a couple of glass ceilings of her own, becoming the first woman to represent Iowa in either house of Congress and the first female combat veteran ever elected to the Senate.
-Shelley Moore Capito will be the first female U.S. Senator from West Virginia
-Mia Love is the first black Republican woman to be elected to Congress, ever.
-Elise Stefanik is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress

-Barbara Comstock is elected as a U.S. Representative in Virginia
-Mimi Walters is elected as a U.S. Representative in California

Also:
-Saira Blair becomes the youngest state lawmaker in West Virginia at age 18.

-Look for me to do some profiles in the near future on these amazing women.

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