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12 records the 2018 midterm elections smashed

Business Insider Logo By Grace Panetta,Shayanne Gal,Michelle Mark of Business Insider | Slide 1 of 12:  The 2018 midterm elections are a highly anticipated referendum on the leadership of President Donald Trump and a chance for Democrats to take back the House of Representatives after two years of Republicans controlling the House, Senate, and White House. These elections have already broken records on:Early voter turnout for non-presidential elections Fundraising for Congressional electionsThe number of candidates runningThe number of female candidates running The number of LGBT candidates running  And they could break records on:The number of female candidates elected The number of women of color elected The number of LGBT candidates elected The number of military veterans elected LIVE UPDATES: Follow our live coverage of the 2018 midterm elections here. Here are all the records this year's midterm elections have already, or could, break:

In the 2018 midterm elections, Democrats took back control of the House of Representatives, ending a two-year streak in which Republicans controlled the White House and both houses of Congress.

Meanwhile, Republicans gained seats in the Senate in a highly anticipated referendum on the leadership of President Donald Trump.

These elections broke major records for:
  • Fundraising for congressional elections
  • Early-voter turnout in a non-presidential election
  • The number of candidates running
  • The number of female candidates running
  • The number of female candidates elected
  • The number of LGBT candidates running
  • The number of women of color running
  • The youngest woman ever elected to Congress
  • The first Native American women elected to Congress
  • The first Muslim women elected to Congress
  • The first Korean-American woman elected to Congress
  • The first openly LGBT governor
  • Here a closer look at all the major records this year's midterm elections have broken.

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