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05 September, 2018, 15:40 | Author: Kevin Carter
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"The nature of the 44-year-old city councilor's [Pressley's] campaign - a woman of color taking on a white, male longtime congressman in a Democratic primary - drew immediate comparisons [to Ocasio-Cortez's campaign] Wednesday", he added. Pressley beat Michael Capuano, a 10-term incumbent, in Massachusetts' 7th District.

Pressley is likely to become the first black woman elected to Congress from MA in November, since there are no Republican candidates in the race.

An African-American Boston city councilwoman ousted a 10-term congressman on Tuesday in a historic upset in the Democratic primary for a MA congressional seat.

In the event that Republicans hold onto a majority in the House, the situation is more complicated for Pressley.

Pressley's foray into politics started way back in 2009 when she became the first woman of colour to be elected to the city council. "These are the kind of factors that Democrats need to have over the next two months if they are going to pull off victories in some of those really competitive races".

"Representation does matter", Pressley said in an interview last week.

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But both Pressley and Capuano admit there's likely no difference between them in terms of the way they'll vote in Congress, and moreover, neither one has expressed outright opposition against Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.

Political analysts predict all nine of the state's House seats will remain Democratic in the November vote. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), was an organizer for Sen.

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.

Another veteran congressman, Democratic Rep. Richard Neal, won a spirited primary showdown with Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, a black attorney from Springfield who had hoped to become the first Muslim to serve in Congress from MA.

Capuano was endorsed by prominent MA figures, including former Gov. Deval Patrick, the state's first black governor.

Pressley was backed by state Attorney General Maura Healey and was also endorsed by The Boston Globe, who called her "the future of the Democratic Party".

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