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With her primary win in the safe Democratic seat, Pressley is now poised to become the state's first African-American elected to the House.

No Republican is on the ballot for the seventh congressional district race in November, so the Pressley will most likely be heading to Washington in 2019.

"Our president is a racist, misogynistic, truly empathy-bankrupt man", Pressley, 44, told supporters on last night. In 2009, she was the first woman of colour ever elected to the Boston City Council.

Ayanna Pressley applauds in front of her supporters during primary day on September 4, 2018 in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Stunning news out of the MA primary this evening, where 10-term incumbent House member Michael Capuano has been defeated for re-election by Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley.

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"This is OK. America is going to be OK".

Video posted on Twitter by Jesse Mermell shows Pressley, a Boston City councilor, trying to gather her emotions as results show she beat incumbent Rep.

Democrats in Florida picked liberal Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum to run for Florida governor, while Democrat Stacey Abrams in Georgia is vying to become the first black woman to serve as governor of any USA state.

Capuano is now the second Democratic House incumbent to lose a primary this year, following House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joseph Crowley's shock defeat to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in NY in June.

The Boston Globe brought up the fact that Pressley - a woman of color - represents a new generation of Democratic leaders.

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Pressley conceded throughout the race that there was little policy daylight between her and Capuano, though she did go further than him by calling for the abolishment of the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency.

They moved to Brooklyn, and Pressley attended Boston University from 1992 to 1994, but left school to work full time at a hotel to support her mother.

Pressley lives in the Dorchester neighbourhood of Boston with her husband, Conan Harris, and stepdaughter.

"I am very determined; I don't give up that easy, " Garrison said in February when asked about her potential political reincarnation. Just a third of the population is white, with black, Hispanic and Asians constituting most of the other two-thirds.

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