Published: Wed, September 05, 2018
Markets | By Josh Butler

Progressive Defeats Longtime Dem House Incumbent In Boston

Progressive Defeats Longtime Dem House Incumbent In Boston

Mr. Capuano conceded the race to Ms. Pressley on Tuesday night, though the Associated Press had yet to declare a victor in the race. 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. Pressley, a Democrat, beat the incumbent representative Michael Capuano.

There is no Republican on the November ballot in the district, meaning Pressley is virtually assured of entering Congress in January. She joins a number of other black women who've won their primaries this year, including Stacey Abrams, who's running for governor in Georgia, Lauren Underwood, running for a congressional seat in IL, and Jahana Hayes, who's also running for a seat in Congress from CT. Pressley has drawn comparisons to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

No Republican candidates filed for the race that Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales rates Solid Democratic.

An African-American woman pulled off an upset victory in a Democratic primary contest against a 10-term entrenched male incumbent in Boston, the latest sign that insurgent U.S. candidates from the left are gaining ground. "Ayanna Pressley is going to be a good congresswoman", he said.

"The district wanted a lot of change", Capuano said as he conceded.

"It seems like change is on the way", Pressley said to cheers during her speech.

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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.

During the campaign, Capuano touted his credentials as an "unabashed liberal", but he found himself competing with Pressley over who was the more progressive candidate.

According to her bio, Ayanna Pressley is an advocate, a policy-maker, an activist, and survivor.

The 7th District encompasses Boston's residential neighborhoods and its surrounding suburbs, with large Hispanic, black and Asian populations, and is the state's only majority-minority district.

Monteiro says as a woman raised by a single mother coming from a "tough neighbourhood", she can relate to Pressley "in so many ways".

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