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WASHINGTON | Black female Democrats urge party to rethink future

WASHINGTON — Insurgent Democratic women running for Congress are pushing the party to rethink its approach to politics if they retake control of Capitol Hill in the fall. At the annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Friday, black female candidates who prevailed in primaries over established incumbents said it’s time for a conversation about … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Black female Democrats urge party to rethink future

BOSTON | In House race, a Mass. progressive upstart defeats incumbent

BOSTON  — In a political stunner, incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano lost Tuesday’s primary to Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress. The 44-year-old’s upset over a 10-term incumbent congressman underscores the shift underway in a Democratic Party whose base … Continue reading BOSTON | In House race, a Mass. progressive upstart defeats incumbent

BOSTON | In primary stunner, Pressley unseats incumbent Rep. Capuano

BOSTON— In a political stunner, incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano conceded defeat in Tuesday’s primary to Ayanna Pressley, a Boston city councilor who is virtually assured of becoming the first black woman to serve Massachusetts in Congress. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker won his party’s nomination for a second term, defeating Scott Lively, a conservative … Continue reading BOSTON | In primary stunner, Pressley unseats incumbent Rep. Capuano