Ayanna Pressley defeats Dem Rep. Michael Capuano in upset primary victory

Paul Davis the Democratic nominee in the 2nd Congressional District of eastern Kansas answers questions during a news conference with representatives and public safety groups that have endorsed him in Topeka Kan. Davis

Paul Davis the Democratic nominee in the 2nd Congressional District of eastern Kansas answers questions during a news conference with representatives and public safety groups that have endorsed him in Topeka Kan. Davis

Pressley, a Democrat, beat the incumbent representative Michael Capuano.

There is no Republican on the November ballot in the district, meaning Pressley is virtually assured of entering Congress in January. Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Pressley, sending her media attention in the final leg of her campaign.

A survivor of sexual assault at Boston University and during her childhood, Pressley has been a vocal supporter of victims of sexual violence since long before the #MeToo movement.

Pressley, who carried endorsements from local Democrats like Attorney General Maura Healey and Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, should have an easy time making friends, despite not having an endorsement from any of the state's congressional delegation or the Congressional Black Caucus.

However, there are significant differences between the two races.

Ayanna Pressley's reaction to her historic upset victory in a Democratic primary for a Massachusetts House seat quickly went viral on Tuesday.

Pressley, the first black woman to serve on the council, is now on track to represent an area of MA once served by Democratic icons Tip O'Neill and John F. Kennedy.

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

Pressley has been a member of the council for nine years, and previously worked as a staffer for Senator John Kerry and Representative Joseph Kennedy II.

Quentin Palfrey has won the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor in MA, ending comic Jimmy Tingle's bid to shift from political humor to political office.

Ayanna Pressley applauds in front of her supporters during primary day on September 4, 2018 in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren sailed through her primary unopposed.

Capuano is now the fourth incumbent to fall in a primary election this year, joining Republican Reps. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C.; Mark Sanford, R-S.C., and fellow 10-term Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y.

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.

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