Ayanna Pressley wins Democratic primary- will become first Black congresswoman in MA

Ayanna Pressley wins Democratic primary- will become first Black congresswoman in MA

A Pressley campaign insider, meanwhile, posted a video showing the candidate the moment she learned she'd won.

"This is not just about resisting and affronting Trump", Pressley said, per the Times. "Ayanna Pressley is going to be a good congresswoman", he said.

Capuano would be the second Democrat and fourth House incumbent to lose a primary ahead of the November midterms.

It's not a sight you see every day, certainly not around Boston - a black woman mounting a plausible challenge to a 10-term white congressman from her own party, a politician with vast connections who votes the progressive line and opposes everything Trump.

Ocasio-Cortez beat 10-year incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in the Democratic primary for New York's 14th Congressional District race in June. Unlike Ocasio-Cortez, who was running against a more moderate Democrat in Crowley, Capuano is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus with a solidly left-leaning legislative record.

Her background is more like Gillum's than Ocasio-Cortez's: She has a long career in Boston politics.

"Everyone knows she gave me my roots to my wings", Pressley told the Herald.

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There is no Republican on the ballot in this Democratic bastion - an urban district that encompasses Boston, Cambridge and surrounding suburbs, much of the area once represented by a young John F. Kennedy, and now often called the "Kennedy seat".

The Democratic nominating contest fight between US Representative Michael Capuano, 66, and Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley, 44, was his first since 1998.

Pressley cried tears of joy after receiving the news of her win.

Polls and political analysts predict the state's nine House of Representatives seats will remain in Democratic hands, along with the seat held by U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a leading liberal voice often cited as a possible 2020 White House contender.

Other Massachusetts Democratic incumbents held off challengers.

Baker, a moderate who has been popular with voters in what is perceived as one of the nation's bluest states, will face Gonzalez, who served as secretary of administration and finance under Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick. "People of every walk of life".

A piece in Boston.com profiling Pressley's race after Ocasio-Cortez's victory this summer noted the similarities between their two campaigns.

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