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Pressley has always been a Democratic star in the making who's been closely watched since her 2015 speech at an EMILY's List event headlined by Hillary Clinton - but, with no members of Congress retiring, had no path to the national stage.

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

The last time an incumbent Democratic House member lost a primary was in 2014, when Seth Moulton defeated former Rep. John Tierney, who brought significant personal baggage to the campaign.

The race echoes the June primary in a safely Democratic New York City congressional district where first-time candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat a 10-term incumbent, sparking enthusiasm for progressive candidates across the United States. Capuano is a white man was born and raised in the district, and served as mayor of Somerville before he was elected to his congressional seat.

A part of the wave of women of color breaking into traditionally white positions of power across the country, Pressley's win echoed that of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's over the longtime representative Joe Crowley in NY, and the ascent of Stacey Abrams in Georgia, who - if she wins - will become the first African American female governor in U.S. history.

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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, 44, beat veteran politician Mike Capuano, 66, after mounting an insurgent campaign in MA 7th Congressional District. She served as former Secretary of State John Kerry's political director when he was a US senator and became the first black woman elected to the Boston City Council in 2009. Plus, he had received the backing of local party officials, the Congressional Black Caucus PAC and even from Deval Patrick, the state's first African-American governor. Neal, the dean of the state's House delegation, first was elected in 1989.

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 U.S. candidates from the left are gaining ground. Kennedy, the grandson of the late U.S. Sen.

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker won his party's nomination for a second term, defeating Scott Lively, a conservative minister and staunch supporter of Trump who frequently called Baker - a frequent critic of the president - a RINO, or Republican in Name Only. Baker will face Democrat Jay Gonzalez. Robert F. Kennedy, delivered the Democratic response to Trump's State of the Union address earlier this year. They were contesting a primary to run for the seat held by U.S. Representative Niki Tsongas, who is retiring after 11 years. Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Pressley, sending her media attention in the final leg of her campaign. "People of every walk of life".