Ayanna Pressley’s Surprise Upset Shows Women Of Color’s Power In Democratic Politics

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley celebrates victory over Rep. Michael Capuano, D-Mass., in the 7th Congressional House Democratic primary, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Boston. If elected to Congress in November, Pressley would become the first African-American women to represent Massachusetts in Congress.

Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley defeated Rep. Michael Capuano, 10-term incumbent, in a Massachusetts congressional primary.

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