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Historic firsts in 2018 US midterm elections | Updated: 2018-11-07 17:29

Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia: Texas's first two Hispanic congresswomen

Former El Paso County judge, Veronica Escobar, reacts after winning her Democratic primary race for the 16th Congressional District in El Paso, Texas, US, on March 6, 2018. [Photo/VCG]

Escobar, a former El Paso County judge, and Garcia, a state senator, became the first two Latina congresswomen representing Texas on Tuesday. Both are Democrats.

"It's really hard for women to run, when you have children. Even in the most modern of marriages or partnerships, frequently the mother is the primary caregiver," Escobar told the Texas Tribune in March. "Timing has to be right for a lot of us. And I think it's even harder for women of color because fundraising is really such a huge component of running in a congressional race and many of us may have limited networks.

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