Justice Democrat Ayanna Pressley Wins Primary

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She also would be the first person of color to ever represent the state in Congress.

Candidates for lieutenant governor run separately in the primary but in tandem with their party's gubernatorial nominee in the general election.

Brianna Wu is a co-founder of the video game company Giant Spacekat.

There was little difference on issues between Ms. Pressley, 44, and Mr. Capuano, 66, but Ms. Pressley played up her potential appeal to the party's emergent progressive wing.

The 63-year-old Lynch is a former union ironworker and grew up in South Boston.

But she made her background a major part of the race, highlighting the importance of boosting diversity in the Democratic Party, talking about her own experience with sexual assault, and regularly calling for more "bold, activist leadership". Capuano may have had the name recognition, but Pressley had the momentum.

Ocasio-Cortez beat 10-year incumbent Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in the Democratic primary for New York's 14th Congressional District race in June.

A piece in Boston.com profiling Pressley's race after Ocasio-Cortez's victory this summer noted the similarities between their two campaigns.

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With no Republican on the ballot in November's midterm election, Pressley is now nearly certain to become the state's first black congresswoman.

Pressley may be considered an outsider by virtue of who she is. Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Pressley, sending her media attention in the final leg of her campaign.

Capuano also had the backing of the Congressional Black Caucus PAC, and Massachusetts's first African-American governor, Deval Patrick.

Pressley's upset Tuesday night marked the latest victory for progressives against Democratic establishment candidates.

Pressley's win echoed that of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's over the long-time representative Joe Crowley in NY, and the ascent of Stacey Abrams in Georgia, who - if she wins - will become the first African-American female governor in U.S. history.

"We will vote the same way, but I will lead differently", she said in a recent debate.

Monteiro says as a woman raised by a single mother coming from a "tough neighborhood", she can relate to Pressley "in so many ways".

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