Ayanna Pressley is latest to take down House incumbent

Ayanna Pressley is latest to take down House incumbent

Ayanna Pressley is latest to take down House incumbent

On Tuesday, Pressley became the latest primary challenger to upset a sitting Democratic member of Congress, defeating 10-term incumbent Rep. Mike Capuano in the Boston-area district once represented by John F. Kennedy.

In a video posted by her close friend Jesse Mermell, Pressley stands up in seeming disbelief. How closely existing Democratic leaders will take note is yet to be determined.

Capuano is the second Democrat and fourth House incumbent to lose a primary for the November midterms.

Trump has angered Democrats with his comments describing some immigrants as criminals, his verbal attacks on black athletes protesting racism and a vow to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion across the United States.

Trump has angered Democrats with comments describing immigrants as criminals, attacks on black professional athletes protesting against racism and Twitter slaps at female politicians.

Pressley's win was the latest in a streak of primary victories by younger, more diverse Democratic candidates against established rivals before the November 6 election.

Balloons fall around Democratic candidate for U.S House of Representatives Ayanna Pressley at her primary election night rally in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., September 4, 2018.

She also supports measures deemed radical by many, including abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), a federal agency that has enforced President Trump's crackdown on illegal migrants.

"It's not enough for Democrats to be back in power", she said at her election night celebration.

Another veteran congressman, Democratic Rep. Richard Neal, faced a spirited primary challenge from Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, a black attorney from Springfield who, if elected, would be the first Muslim to serve in Congress from MA.

Other candidates who had been compared to Ocasio-Cortez were not as fortunate. "I know that wherever the pain exists, the solutions exist within that community as well".

Baker, a moderate who has been popular with voters in what is perceived as one of the nation's bluest states, will face Gonzalez, who served as secretary of administration and finance under Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick.

Before becoming a councillor she worked for Senator John Kerry and Congressman Joe Kennedy - whose grandfather, John F Kennedy held the seat Ms Pressley is set to win before he became president. And black politicians in three states - Florida, Georgia and Maryland - have won the Democratic nomination for governor, a historic turn for a country that has elected just two black governors in USA history.

"There has been a tendency of wanting to turn this into a Democratic Tea Party", Dyck said, referring to the fractious, populist wave of Republicans elected to Congress in 2010.

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