Ayanna Pressley Defeats Rep. Mike Capuano In Democratic Primary

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"In another major win for candidates of color, Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley has won the Democratic nomination in Massachusetts' Seventh Congressional District".

Congressman Michael Capuano (D- MA) conceded defeat tonight in the Democratic primary in Massachusetts' 7th district tonight. Additionally, Pressley entered her race with political experience, working 16 years as a congressional aide and serving nine years as a Boston city councilor.

A survivor of sexual assault at Boston University and during her childhood, Pressley has been a vocal supporter of victims of sexual violence since long before the #MeToo movement. She also would be the first person of color to ever represent the state in Congress. She also worked as a senior aide to former Rep.

Pressley netted endorsements from The Boston Globe and the rival Boston Herald.

Candidates for lieutenant governor run separately in the primary but in tandem with their party's gubernatorial nominee in the general election.

Pressley's win echoed that of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's over the long-time representative Joe Crowley in NY, and the ascent of Stacey Abrams in Georgia, who - if she wins - will become the first African-American female governor in USA history.

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During the race, Capuano raised $1.73m to Pressley's $890,000, actively campaigning against her and even cancelling his vacation as soon as he heard she was running. He had an A rating from the NAACP and hosted campaign events with civil rights icon Rep.

It is the only in the state to have a majority non-white population. Hillary Clinton carried the seat by a 71-point margin in 2016, making it one of the most heavily Democratic House seats in the country.

Female candidates in both parties have dominated key races in a year with record numbers of women seeking office.

Ayanna Pressley applauds in front of her supporters during primary day on September 4, 2018 in Chelsea, Massachusetts. This is while only 4.4 percent of precincts are reporting to the Associated Press. Tedeschi has some name recognition from his family's franchise of 200 convenience stores.

Rep. William Keating easily fended off a challenge from his left in his bid for a fifth term.

Keating will take on Republican Peter Tedeschi in November. But Inside Elections rates the seat Solid Democratic.

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