Republican women achieved many victories in the 2014 elections, gaining two new seats in the U.S. Senate, five new seats in the U.S. House, and retaining three governorships. In addition, incumbents fared well at the federal and state levels, and many new Republican women were elected to statewide positions.
Of note are the following:
Utah's Mia Love is the first black Republican woman elected to the U.S. Congress
New York's Elise Stefanik is the youngest woman ever elected to the U.S. Congress
Joni Ernst is the first woman to represent Iowa in the U.S. Congress and the first female veteran in the U.S. Senate
Evelyn Sanguinetti is the first Hispanic lieutenant governor in Illinois and the first Latina lieutenant governor in the United States