These are the candidates who will make history with expected midterm wins

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The 2022 midterm elections are expected to make history with their candidates: As the vote count begins across the country, TBEN News projects that residents of several states will choose their first female, minority, LGTBQ and Gen Z candidates for state and federal offices.

Maura Healey is expected to be a “first” in multiple ways with her Massachusetts governor’s race win.

The Democrat, who is currently the state’s attorney general, will not only be the state’s first woman and the state’s first openly lesbian elected governor, she will also be the first openly lesbian governor in US history.

Maura Healey, Democratic governor candidate for Massachusetts, speaks at a Get Out The Vote event at Roxbury Community College in Boston on Nov. 2, 2022.

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In Maryland, Democrat Wes Moore is expected to defeat Republican Dan Cox and become the state’s first black governor. Moore is an author, former army captain and CEO of a non-profit organization.

PHOTO: Senate candidate Katie Britt talks to media after voting at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 8, 2022.

Senate candidate Katie Britt talks to media after voting at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 8, 2022.

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Republican Katie Britt is expected to become the first Alabama woman to be elected to the US Senate; she ran into Democrat Will Boyd.

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Britt, a lawyer and businesswoman, was previously the chief of staff to retired Senator Richard Shelby.

PHOTO: Democrat Wes Moore, his wife Dawn and their children react after Moore was declared the winner of the Maryland governor's race on Nov. 8, 2022 in Baltimore.

Democrat Wes Moore, his wife Dawn and their children react after Moore was declared the winner of the Maryland governor’s race on Nov. 8, 2022 in Baltimore.

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Another female Senator in Alabama, Dixie Bibb Graves, was appointed by her husband, Governor Bibb Graves, to fill a vacancy and served for a few months in the 1930s.

PHOTO: Sarah Sanders talks to reporters after the vote in Little Rock, Ark.  on Nov 8, 2022.

Sarah Sanders talks to reporters after voting in Little Rock, Ark. on Nov 8, 2022.

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders is expected to become Arkansas’s first female governor by defeating Democrat Chris Jones. Sanders was previously the press secretary to President Donald Trump and is the daughter of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.

PHOTO: Gov.  Kathy Hochul campaigns with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York City, Nov. 8, 2022.

Gov. Kathy Hochul campaigns with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York, Nov. 8, 2022.

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Gov. Kathy Hochul is expected to become New York’s first female governor elected in state history when she takes Rep. Lee defeats Zeldin in a much-watched race. Hochul took office last year after Governor Andrew Cuomo stepped down in disgrace following an investigation into multiple sexual harassment allegations. (Cuomo denied any intentional wrongdoing.)

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Congress is also expected to get its first Gen Z member when it begins its new term in January: Maxwell Frost, a 25-year-old progressive activist, will win his bid to represent Florida’s 10th district.

PHOTO: Maxwell Alejandro Frost, Florida Democratic nominee who is running for the US House of Representatives in the 2022 US midterm elections, is in an undated photo provided October 11, 2022.

Maxwell Alejandro Frost, Florida Democratic nominee who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2022 U.S. midterm elections, is in an undated photo provided October 11, 2022.

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Frost will beat Calvin Wimbish to fill the seat left open by Rep. Val Demings, who ran for the Senate against Republican incumbent Marco Rubio.

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Karoline Leavitt, a Republican serving in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District, may join Frost as a new Gen Z legislator. She is challenging the incumbent Democratic Rep. Chris Pappas out.