Record number of Latinos to serve in Congress
More Latinos will serve in Congress next year than ever before – at least 42, with one House race to be decided.
Thirty-three of 44 Latino Democratic candidates and seven of 15 Latino Republican candidates won their races.
The latest Latina winner was GOP Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler of Washington state, who claimed victory Wednesday for a fifth term over Democrat Carolyn Long.
In a district that includes part of Orange County, Calif., Democrat Gil Cisneros trails Republican Young Kim, who’s trying to become the first Korean-American immigrant woman in the House.