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Forum Post: Insurgent Democrat Topples Another Incumbent in Boston Primary

Posted 3 years ago on Sept. 5, 2018, 7:13 a.m. EST by factsrfun (8300) from Phoenix, AZ
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"A Boston City Council member won a stunning upset victory over a veteran Democratic representative in a Massachusetts primary contest that had become a proxy battle between older, whiter incumbents in the party and a new, more diverse generation of younger candidates.

Ayanna Pressley, 44, defeated 10-term incumbent Mike Capuano, 66, in the primary to represent the district, which covers parts of Boston, Cambridge and the surrounding suburbs, all but ensuring she’ll become the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts. No Republican sought a nomination to run for the seat.

“It seems like change is on the way,” Pressley said in her victory speech, echoing her campaign slogan “Change Can’t Wait.” ..."



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[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (23520) 3 years ago

NY Primary today. Vote Cynthia Nixon for Democratic nominee for Governor to overthrow the status quo!

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8300) from Phoenix, AZ 3 years ago

6 others won even if Cynthia didn't.

[-] -1 points by factsrfun (8300) from Phoenix, AZ 3 years ago

They tripled the turnout in NY over 4 years ago,a good run, I hope we can depend on your support in defeating the GOP in November. That's what democracy looks like, sometimes you lose but you don't have to quit.

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8300) from Phoenix, AZ 3 years ago

Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley unseated 10-term U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano in a Democratic primary Tuesday in the latest shakeup of the House Democratic caucus by a far-left challenger.

Capuano conceded defeat to Pressley in the race to represent Massachusetts' 7th District approximately 30 minutes before The Associated Press formally called the race. With 69 percent of precincts reporting late Tuesday, Pressley had the lead by 10,682 votes.

Pressley, who is running unopposed in November, is set to become the first African-American woman elected to Congress from the Commonwealth.

Capuano is the fourth House member to lose a primary this year, along with Reps. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C.; Mark Sanford, R-S.C., and fellow 10-term Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y.


[-] -1 points by factsrfun (8300) from Phoenix, AZ 3 years ago

stuff is still happening OWS isn't dead it just joined the Party!