Meet the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Massachusetts Primary

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Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley greeted family, friends and supporters after beating Rep. Michael Capuano in the Democratic primary for Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District.

And unlike Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old political neophyte, the 44-year-old Pressley has a track record in Massachusetts' halls of power.

Ms Pressley's victory comes two months after a similar win against a 10-term opponent by 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in NY.

In the event that Republicans hold onto a majority in the House, the situation is more complicated for Pressley.

"We won, we won", Pressley says, as she is hugged by numerous people around her.

State lawmakers designated the district as the first majority-minority district in MA. 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.

Pressley also represents the latest underdog candidate to have emerged to challenge both establishment Democrats and Republicans. head Liu briefly held in United States for sexual misconduct
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Political analysts predict all nine of the state's House seats will remain Democratic in the November vote.

Pressley, who will not face a Republican challenger in November, becomes the first African-American woman elected to Congress from the Commonwealth.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren sailed through her primary unopposed. Neal, the dean of the state's House delegation, first was elected in 1989. Robert F. Kennedy, delivered the Democratic response to Trump's State of the Union address earlier this year.

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.

The Weston resident won his party's nomination on Tuesday by defeating Tingle, a longtime comedian and social activist.

However, unlike Crowley, Capuano had fiercely contested the MA race by racking up endorsements, attending debates and highlighting his consistently liberal voting record in one of the most Democratic districts in a traditionally Democratic state. "We believe that people in public life can, and should, debate the issues respectfully and seek common ground whenever possible".