Ayanna Pressley, the first African-American woman elected to the Boston City Council, made history again, defeating representative Michael Capuano, a 10-term incumbent heavily backed by the political establishment.
She is now poised to become the first African-American from Massachusetts to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
“I’m not running to keep things as they are,” Ms. Pressley often says. “i’m running to change them.”
I have never met her, but I have visited her campaign headquarters several times and spoken with her staff. And I do know Representative Capuano. About two years ago, I met with him to discuss the importance of banning nuclear weapons.
In other Massachusetts election news, Nika Elugardo defeated Jeff Sánchez, the Massachusetts State House Ways and Means chairman. And Rachael Rollins won the Democratic primary for the Suffolk District Attorney, campaigning on a progressive platform.
What do you think about Ayanna Pressley’s win? Following on the stunning victory by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York City, is this the beginning of a trend?
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