Democratic Incumbent Upset by Primary Challenger in Massachusetts Congressional Primary

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Pressley's campaign railed against "structural racism", and in her victory speech, she told supporters that her win was "for those who don't see themselves reflected in politics and government".

"Apparently the district just is very upset with lots of things that are going on".

Although Pressley and her opponent shared a number of progressive values, her demand for the abolition of ICE, and her instance that she would bring a "bold activist leadership" to DC may have sealed her fate. However, while the mainstream media portrays her win as another victory for young progressives over the Democratic old guard, Pressley's Boston district is a deeply liberal one, and both her and Capuano's platforms both leaned sharply to the left.

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Since she is running unopposed in November, Pressley will become the Commonwealth's first black woman elected to Congress. REUTERS/Brian SnyderIncumbent U.S. Representative Mike Capuano (D-MA) wears an "I Voted" sticker after casting his ballot in the Massachusetts Primary Election in Somerville, Massachusetts, U.S., September 4, 2018.

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. She's also been outspoken about being a rape survivor.

Video posted on Twitter by Jesse Mermell shows Pressley, a Boston City councilor, trying to gather her emotions as results show she beat incumbent Rep.

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Ayanna Pressley is set to become the first African-American woman elected to the US Congress in MA, following a primary upset. "America is going to be OK", Capuano said, adding, "Ayanna Pressley is going to be a good congresswoman and MA will be well served".

The results are in for the MA primary races and two of the races have a historic outcome.

Ayanna Pressley, right, upset ten-term U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano in a Democratic primary Tuesday night. Neal, the dean of the state's House delegation, first was elected in 1989.

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Ocasio-Cortez said the new crop of left-leaning Democrats would stick closely to their priorities, which mirror those of the minority communities they represent.

Capuano is the second Democrat and fourth House incumbent to lose a primary for the November midterms. Robert F. Kennedy, delivered the Democratic response to Trump's State of the Union address earlier this year.

Another 10-term incumbent went down to defeat in a Democratic primary Tuesday night. "People of every walk of life".

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