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Ayanna Pressley defeats Dem Rep. Michael Capuano in upset primary victory

05 September 2018

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.

The piece goes on to quote her about how she plans to lay out a leftist agenda, and not just provide "resisting and affronting" to President Donald Trump.

"Change is coming and the future belongs to all of us", Pressley told wildly cheering supporters Tuesday night.

Trump has angered Democrats with his comments describing some immigrants as criminals, verbal attacks on black professional athletes protesting against racism and Twitter slaps at female politicians.

Pressley has always been identified as a rising star in the Democratic Party.

In nearby Connecticut, Jahana Hayes is on track to become that state's first black woman to win a congressional seat if she prevails in November.

Pressley, 44, is a Chicago native, former community organizer, and former political aide who worked for Democrats such as Senator John Kerry.

Ayanna Pressley, right, upset ten-term U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano in a Democratic primary Tuesday night.

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"This is life and this is OK. America is going to be OK", Capuano said in his concession speech.

There is no Republican on the November ballot in the district, meaning Pressley is virtually assured of entering Congress in January. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyThis is politics in 3D Ocasio-Cortez: "Conventional politics" says she and man in Irish pub should "turn against one other" Ocasio-Cortez defends banning press from event: We wanted "residents to feel safe" MORE in her New York Democratic primary earlier this year.

There are no Republican candidates.

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

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.

Pressley had campaigned heavily on issues like defunding US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (Ice) and passing a clean Dream Act to support young undocumented immigrants.

Pressley lives in the Dorchester neighbourhood of Boston with her husband, Conan Harris, and stepdaughter.

Ayanna Pressley applauds in front of her supporters during primary day on September 4, 2018 in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Ayanna Pressley defeats Dem Rep. Michael Capuano in upset primary victory