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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Another Big Extreme Lefty Primary Win


Ayanna Pressley scored a major upset primary win in Massachusetts Tuesday night against 10-term Representative Michael Capuano. Yes, ten-term! He was quite a lefty himself but apparently, the voters wanted a more extreme lefty.

Pressley propelled her candidacy with urgency, arguing that in the age of Trump, “change can’t wait.”

It appears she, like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez,  will be heading to Washington in January. There is no Republican on the November ballot in her Boston-based district, which was once represented by John F. Kennedy.

Pressley backs Medicare-for-all.

Ocasio-Cortez is crowing:

From Boston WGBH:
Pressley said throughout the campaign that she respected Capuano’s progressive voting record — he was even backed by the Congressional Black Caucus political action committee and other progressive organizations — but said it was time for a new generation to lead a more uncompromising progressive movement in Congress.
-RW  

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