After upset win, Massachusetts Democrat comes out swinging at Trump

05 September, 2018, 15:39 | Author: Corey Lynch
  • Bipartisanship or Caving In

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch of MA has fended off two Democratic primary challengers, including a Boston-based software engineer.

Democrats in Florida picked liberal Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum to run for Florida governor, while Democrat Stacey Abrams in Georgia is vying to become the first black woman to serve as governor of any USA state.

Pressley is backed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the leftist socialist who defeated Crowley in NY on a message of pushing to "Abolish ICE".

In a major upset, Representative Michael Capuano has conceded to Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley in the Democratic primary for Massachusetts's 7th District.

Pressley was long considered the underdog.

"It seems like change is on the way", Pressley said in her celebratory speech.

Ayanna Pressley is all but assured of becoming the first black woman elected to Congress from MA, the latest example of the Democratic Party's embrace of diversity and progressive politics as the recipe for success in the Trump era.




A piece in Boston.com profiling Pressley's race after Ocasio-Cortez's victory this summer noted the similarities between their two campaigns.

She was raised by her single mother, Sandra Pressley, on the north side of Chicago while her father, Martin Pressley, battled addiction and spent much of her childhood in prison. According to her website, Amatul-Wadud's platform includes support for Medicare for all, opposing religious exemption laws, and promoting a path to citizenship for DREAMers.

It is the latest in a series of victories for progressive, young and minority candidates representing the opposition party.

The 7th Congressional District is the only one in the state where minorities comprise a majority of the population.

"Representation does matter", Pressley said in an interview last week. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), was an organizer for Sen.

Capuano was endorsed by prominent MA figures, including former Gov. Deval Patrick, the state's first black governor. She also had the backing of the state's attorney general, Maura Healey.

An African-American woman pulled off an upset victory in a Democratic primary contest against a 10-term entrenched male incumbent in Boston, the latest sign that insurgent USA candidates from the left are gaining ground.

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