The Republican incumbent has fended off a fierce Democratic challenger.
Valdez would have been the first out lesbian to be elected governor of any state, but she lost to homophobic incumbent Greg Abbott.
But Jones, who would also be the first Filipina-American in Congress, hopes many others will follow her.
The two Dallas women's accomplishment appears to be a first.
The student, arrested after a fight with two others, said she had been the target of online bullying.
We all remember our first Madonna album.
A rash of anti-LGBTQ lawsuits has coincided with his confirmation, and the Supreme Court has already been asked to consider several other cases.