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Longtime Dem loses to left-wing challenger in primary upset

Longtime Dem loses to left-wing challenger in primary upset

Pressley acknowledged that she and Capuano would probably vote the same way on most issues, but she has argued that she could lead "a movement" from the seat. Ocasio-Cortez worked the late Sen.

Before a crowd of supporters chanting "Change can't wait!" at a union hall in Dorchester, Pressley said her campaign had succeeded in doing something that "Massachusetts Democrats aren't supposed to do": Challenge an established - if also staunchly progressive - incumbent. In fact, Pressley was the first black woman elected to the city's council and now, running unopposed, will be the first black woman MA sends to Congress.

'Apparently the district just is very upset with lots of things that are going on. Pressley has drawn comparisons to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

There is a changing of the guard in the 7th Congressional District, with shockwaves sure to reverberate throughout the Democratic Party.

"This is not just about resisting and affronting Trump", Pressley said, per the Times.

'And a reliable vote is not good enough'. In her victory speech, Pressley applauded Capuano as someone who was "unapologetically himself" and a longtime ally of progressive causes.

On Tuesday night, Pressley said that the conditions that made the 7th District - the state's only majority nonwhite district, which runs from Milton through most of Boston and up to Chelsea, Everett, Randolph, Somerville, and part of Cambridge - one of the most unequal in the country were "cemented through policies long before [Trump] ever descended the escalator at Trump Tower".

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The last time an incumbent Democratic House member lost a primary was in 2014, when Seth Moulton defeated former Rep. John Tierney, who brought significant personal baggage to the campaign. "She will serve the district well in Congress".

Ayanna Pressley just pulled off another stunner.

Neal, the dean of the state's House delegation, first was elected in 1989.

Capuano is now the fourth House lawmaker to lose re-election in a 2018 midterm primary, following Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.), Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) and Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.).

Moments after her rival - 10-term Rep.

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker won his party's nomination for a second term, defeating Scott Lively, a conservative minister and staunch supporter of Trump who frequently called Baker - a frequent critic of the president - a RINO, or Republican in Name Only.


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