New members of Congress

Updated 5:25 PM ET, Wed February 18, 2015
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In one of the few Democratic takeovers, Gwen Graham unseated two-term Republican Rep. Steve Southerland. She is the first woman to represent Florida's District 2 in the House. Andrew Wardlow/The News Herald/AP
Mia Love is the first Republican African American woman ever elected in Congress. She will now represent Utah's District 2 in the House. Rick Bowmer/AP
Following a highly contested senate race, Rep. Tom Cotton managed to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor. He is the first Iraq and Afghanistan War veteran to serve in the Senate. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
New York Republican Elise Stefanik just became the youngest woman ever elected in Congress. The 30 year old beat Democrat Aaron Wolf with a 20 percentage point margin. Mike Groll/AP
Republican Joni Ernst won the Iowa Senate seat, which formerly belonged to her Democratic challenger Bruce Braley. She is the first woman to represent Iowa in the U.S. Senate. Charlie Neibergall/AP
David Rouzer became the first Republican in 140 years to represent North Carolina's District 7. He formerly served as a state legislator and lobbyist. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
After a highly contested senate race, Rep. Cory Gardner pushed ahead of Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Udall. Brennan Linsley/AP
Republican Thom Tillis managed to edge ahead of North Carolina Democratic incumbent Sen. Kay Hagan following an aggresive neck-and-neck senate race. Chuck Burton/AP
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito became West Virginia's first female senator after defeating Democrat Natalie Tennant on Tuesday. She is also the first Republican elected to the Senate in over 55 years. Tyler Evert/AP
Mike Bost, known for his fiery rants as an Illinois state legislator, will now represent District 12 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Tom William/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images
After losing his reelection two years ago, Republican Bob Dold will be heading back to D.C. representing Illinois' 11th District. Chicago Tribune/MCT/Getty Images
After serving as senator for New York's District 1 since 2002, Republican Lee Zeldin will represent the Long Island district on the national level. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images
Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds defeat his Democratic and Independent challengers for the state's open senate seat. Michael Conroy/AP
Will Hurd, a former CIA officer, defeated incumbent Democrati Rep. Pete Gallego in Texas 23rd Congressional District race. Nam Y. Huh/AP
Republican Cresent Hardy unexpectedly pulled ahead of Democratic Rep. Steven Horsford, unseating the first term representative in Nevada's 4th District. John Loche/AP
Republican Rob Blum has gone from businessman to holding public office after he won Iowa's 1st Congressional District race. Dave Kettering/Telegraph Herald/AP
Rep. Steve Daines has become the first Republican to represent Montana in the U.S. Senate after Democrats controlled that seat for over a century. Daines, a former businessman, was elected to the House in 2012. Michael Albans/AP
Republican businessman Rick Allen ousted Democratic incumbent Rep. John Barrow from his Georgia District 12 seat. David Goldman/AP
Republican Frank Guinta ousted Rep. Carol Shea-Porter in New Hampshire's 1st District. He formerly served as mayor of Manchester, NH. Jim Cole/AP
Republican John Katko's recent surge in the polls managed to lead him to victory in New York's 24th Congressional District. He unseated Democratic incumbent Rep. Dan Maffei. From Facebook
Republican Carlos Curbelo flipped a South Florida Democratic Congressional District. Curbelo managed to beat Democratic first- term incumbent Jose Garcia. From Facebook
West Virginia State Sen. Evan Jenkins unseated Democratic incumbent Nick Rahall, who has represented District 3 for three decades. Bishop Nash/The Herald-Dispatch/AP