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CAMBRIDGE, Mass | Freshman Democrats in Congress ready to use new-won power

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Incoming members of the Democratic Party’s new U.S. House majority say they’re ready to turn the energy of their campaigns into real power on Capitol Hill. Rep.-elects Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and a handful of other liberal-leaning incoming Democrats used an orientation event for freshman lawmakers Tuesday … Continue reading CAMBRIDGE, Mass | Freshman Democrats in Congress ready to use new-won power

BOSTON | In Mass. House race, Pressley wins fight for ‘soul’ of party

BOSTON  — Ayanna Pressley is all but assured of becoming the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts, the latest example of the Democratic Party’s embrace of diversity and progressive politics as the recipe for success in the Trump era. The 44-year-old’s upset victory against longtime Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano in Tuesday’s primary sets … Continue reading BOSTON | In Mass. House race, Pressley wins fight for ‘soul’ of party

BOSTON | Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren to face GOP’s Geoff Diehl

BOSTON— Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will face off against Republican state Rep. Geoff Diehl as she battles for a second term and gears up for what could be a possible run for president. Diehl defeated two other GOP candidates in Tuesday’s Massachusetts primary for the chance to unseat Warren in November, beating back business … Continue reading BOSTON | Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren to face GOP’s Geoff Diehl

BOSTON | Pressley’s upset another win for fresh Democratic voices

BOSTON  — Ayanna Pressley is all but assured of becoming the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts, the latest example of the Democratic Party’s embrace of diversity and progressive politics as the recipe for success in the Trump era. The 44-year-old’s upset victory against longtime Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano in Tuesday’s primary sets … Continue reading BOSTON | Pressley’s upset another win for fresh Democratic voices

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

BOSTON | Massachusetts primary will feature spirited House challenges

BOSTON — Voters in Massachusetts were choosing between incumbents and fresh faces in a Tuesday primary in which several members of the state’s all-Democratic U.S. House delegation face spirited challenges. The ballot also features races for governor and a Republican contest for the U.S. Senate. Perhaps the most closely watched contest pits longtime incumbent U.S. … Continue reading BOSTON | Massachusetts primary will feature spirited House challenges