20 year incumbent Capuano loses congressional seat to council member Pressley in Boston
By: Susan Conte, Xiro Xone News September 4, 2018 Updated: 11:47 PM PT
Since a dramatic lost in 2016, most democratic voters are looking for change not far from center left, while others move farther to the left.
The Democratic Massachusetts primary for the 7th Congressional District, had a shake-up today when, city councilwoman Ayanna Pressley, ousted longtime incumbent, Rep. Michael Capuano to win a seat in the House of Representatives.
Pressley will go directly to congress because no republican challenger is on the ballot, in November. Pressley will be the first African American to represent a district that once belonged to President John F. Kennedy, Thomas ‘Tip’ O’Neill, and Ted Kennedy.
The 20-year democratic incumbent, Rep. Mike Capuano, gave a gracious concession speech and told supporters he “Did everything he could to win re-election. "Apparently the district is very upset with lots of things that are going on. I don't blame them. I'm just as upset as they are, but so be it. This is the way life goes."
Pressley said, "This is a fight for the soul of our party and the future of our democracy," and “A reliable vote is not good enough."