LA Times - Much has been made of the historic firsts the election brought for Congress, with Muslims, Native Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and African Americans winning key races along with more than 100 women.

But an even bigger number of candidates could add to the diversity of state and local offices, with landmark wins in the 6,066 state legislative races held Tuesday as well as local contests. In addition, several candidates made history in gubernatorial races, including Coloradans voting in the first openly gay man to be a U.S. governor and Maine and South Dakota voters electing their first women governors.

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