Posted 2 years ago on Sept. 5, 2018, 7:13 a.m. EST by factsrfun
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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.” ..."