Published: Wed, September 05, 2018
Finance | By Jaime Brady

Ayanna Pressley wins Democratic primary- will become first Black congresswoman in MA

Ayanna Pressley wins Democratic primary- will become first Black congresswoman in MA

Another 10-term incumbent went down to defeat in a Democratic primary Tuesday night.

Pressley is all but certain to become the first black woman elected to Congress from MA in November. No Republicans were running, so only a write-in campaign in November could possibly stand between her and Washington.

Capuano said in his concession speech that "clearly the district wanted a lot of change".

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

Garrison served one term as a state representative in 1992, but she has lost countless elections since leaving that office. "She will serve the district well in Congress".

"This is life and this is OK".

"This is OK. America is going to be OK".

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"Ayanna Pressley is going to be a good Congresswoman and MA is going to be well served", Capuano said in his concession speech.

Plus, he had received the backing of local party officials, the Congressional Black Caucus PAC and even from Deval Patrick, the state's first African-American governor.

She was endorsed by fellow congressional upstart Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who knocked off veteran Rep. Joe Crowley of NY in June.

Pressley's win was the latest in a streak of primary victories by younger, more diverse Democratic candidates against established rivals before the November 6 election. From Andrew Gillum in Florida to Beto O'Rourke in Texas, the results suggest a shift towards a bolder, progressive agenda in stark contrast - and a reaction to - the managerialism of Hillary Clinton's last campaign.

Pressley signaled on Tuesday that she expected to shake up her own party. He raised twice as much money as Pressley.

They moved to Brooklyn, and Pressley attended Boston University from 1992 to 1994, but left school to work full time at a hotel to support her mother. Moments later, her husband hugs her and she breaks down in tears.

Democratic candidate for U.S House of Representatives Ayanna Pressley's step-father Warren Maynard celebrates after Pressley won the Democratic primary in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., September 4, 2018.

"I knew I would be demonized as entitled and what no woman would can ever be, ambitious.space" But change can win", she said to loud cheers.

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