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

Jennifer Rubin Three men unfit to eulogize McCain

Jennifer Rubin Three men unfit to eulogize McCain

Pressley beat out Garrison for an at-large council seat previous year, but come January, Pressley likely will be trading her City Hall office for one in Washington, D.C.

Elsewhere in the state, Congressmen Joe Kennedy, 37, won a comfortable victory in his primary and fellow Democrat Richard Neal, 69, fended off a younger challenger.

With no Republican on the ballot in November's midterm election, Pressley is now nearly certain to become the state's first black congresswoman.

Ms Pressley's victory comes two months after a similar win against a 10-term opponent by 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in NY.

Boston City Councilwoman Ayanna Pressley won the Democratic primary Tuesday in Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District, ousting longtime Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano from the deep-blue, Boston-based district.

In a video posted by her close friend Jesse Mermell, Pressley stands up in seeming disbelief.

"With so much at stake in the era of Trump, tonight's results make clear what Ayanna Pressley knew when she boldly launched her campaign against a ten-term incumbent: Change in the country and Congress can't wait", said Jim Dean, chair of the liberal group Democracy for America.

Pressley is making history; she will become the first African-American Massachusetts voters have sent to the US House of Representatives. "These are the kind of factors that Democrats need to have over the next two months if they are going to pull off victories in some of those really competitive races".

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Pressley tapped into growing cries within the Democratic Party for newer, more diverse leadership.

State lawmakers designated the district as the first majority-minority district in MA. Because of a Boston city election rule, Garrison's finish may be just enough to shimmy her way in to the council.

Pressley, the first black woman to serve on the council, is now on track to represent an area of MA once served by Democratic icons Tip O'Neill and John F. Kennedy.

Quentin Palfrey has won the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor in MA, ending comic Jimmy Tingle's bid to shift from political humor to political office.

"The Democratic base is extremely diverse and the representatives they have in Congress are not almost as diverse as the constituency", said Joshua Dyck, a professor of political science at the University of MA at Lowell.

Baker, a moderate who has been popular with voters in what is perceived as one of the nation's bluest states, will face Gonzalez, who served as secretary of administration and finance under Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick.

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

Amatul-Wadud, a mother of seven who touted her support for "Medicare for All" legislation, stumbled with an admission that, in 2012, she voted for Republican Scott P. Brown over Democrat Elizabeth Warren.

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