Capuano concedes to Democratic challenger Pressley in Mass. primary | TheHill

Capuano, a 20-year veteran in Congress, made the concession around 9:20 p.m., according to multiple reports. His opponent, 44-year-old Pressley, was the first woman of color ever elected to the Boston City Council. It was Capuano’s first primary challenge during his nearly two decades in office.

Pressley seized on the progressive winds energizing the Democratic Party after 28-year-old and self-described democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat veteran Rep. Joe Crowley (N.Y.) in a Democratic primary earlier this summer.

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