Pressley joins a growing slate of minority women Democrats running in the November 6 midterm elections, including New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who scored a similar upset over a long-time incumbent, and Minnesota state Representative Ilhan Omar, set to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.
In nearby Connecticut, Jahana Hayes is on track to become that state's first black woman to win a congressional seat if she prevails in November.
Like Ms. Ocasio-Cortez's challenge to Rep. Joe Crowley, Ms. Pressley was looking to unseat a white male who'd represented for 20 years a district that was now mostly non-white.
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A former metalworker and union leader, he rose through the political ranks to serve two terms as president between 2003 and 2011. With da Silva barred, former Sao Paulo Mayor Fernando Haddad is seen as his party's likely candidate for the presidency.
A 10-term incumbent congressman in MA conceded to a progressive candidate during the state's Democratic primaries Tuesday night. Pressley argued in her campaign that Capuano represents an old guard of politics, and it's time for a change.
Pressley is making history; she will become the first African-American Massachusetts voters have sent to the US House of Representatives.
A piece in Boston.com profiling Pressley's race after Ocasio-Cortez's victory this summer noted the similarities between their two campaigns.
Ayanna Pressley's reaction to her historic upset victory in a Democratic primary for a Massachusetts House seat quickly went viral on Tuesday.
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Open fortnight, from court-side chats, to post-match news conferences , now come with the obligatory mother/daughter story-line. She said she believes new mothers should be more prepared for the fact that it can take time to recover from childbirth.
The 7th District encompasses Boston's residential neighborhoods and its surrounding suburbs, with large Hispanic, black and Asian populations, and is the state's only majority-minority district. She joins a number of other black women who've won their primaries this year, including Stacey Abrams, who's running for governor in Georgia, Lauren Underwood, running for a congressional seat in IL, and Jahana Hayes, who's also running for a seat in Congress from CT. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), was an organizer for Sen.
The contest heated up after the 34-year-old Zakim won the endorsement of activists gathered at the Massachusetts Democratic Party convention, beating the 67-year-old incumbent first elected to the office in 1994.
Rep. Stephen F. Lynch easily won his Democratic primary Tuesday in his bid for a ninth full term.
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The airport, which is built on an artificial island, had one of its runways flooded along with a terminal building. Jebi, which made landfall in western areas of the country, brought heavy rain and winds of up to 172kmph.