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Madison Cawthorn Is The First Person Born In 1990s To Be Elected To Congress

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Madison Cawthorn Is The First Person Born In 1990s To Be Elected To Congress

Madison Cawthorn is the first person born in the 1990s to be elected to Congress.

The 25-year-old will soon be the youngest member after winning his election in North Carolina this evening (4 November).

The Republican defeated his Democrat rival Moe Davis, a 62-year-old retired Air Force colonel and the former prosecutor at Guantánamo Bay, in the state's 11th Congressional District.

The seat was opened up after Republican Mark Meadows was named President Donald Trump's White House Chief of Staff.

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Marking his feat, Cawthorn took to social media.

He wrote: "Cry more, lib."

Madison Cawthorn became the youngest member of Congress. Credit: PA
Madison Cawthorn became the youngest member of Congress. Credit: PA

The youngest current member of Congress is the 31-year-old Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who represents New York in the House of Representatives.

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This news comes after it was announced that Sarah McBride had become the first openly transgender senator in the history of the United States.

The 30-year-old Democrat celebrated her win in Delaware tonight, defeating Republican Steve Washington by some way.

Taking to social media, McBride, who serves as the National Press Secretary of Human Rights Campaign, said she was over the moon with her victory.

She told her followers on Twitter: "We did it. We won the general election. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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"I hope tonight shows an LGBTQ kid that our democracy is big enough for them, too.

"As Delaware continues to face the Covid crisis, it's time to get to work to invest in the policies that will make a difference for working families."

Ahead of the election, McBride said she wasn't trying to make history or a name for herself, but she was aware that it could have an impact on young people in the country.

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She said: "I'm running to make a difference in this community and to represent this community as best I can by bringing the full range of experiences and perspectives I have with such a long history in this community.

"I am mindful of the responsibility that I hold.

"I'm mindful of just how powerful it would've been for me as a kid to see the story pop up online of a transgender person being elected to a state senate and the message that it would've sent to somebody like me growing up worried that there wasn't space for someone like me in this world.

"That's a powerful message and that's a powerful opportunity to provide a little bit of hope, and a little bit of comfort, to a young person here in Delaware or somewhere else in this country, that our democracy is big enough for them too."

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Topics: US News, Election, President, Donald Trump

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