Ayanna Pressley

Boston’s change election

Boston’s change election

New campaign approaches, emerging turnout strongholds fuel upsets

FIVE WEEKS BEFORE Nika Elugardo took on state Rep. Jeff Sánchez at a candidate forum in the Democratic primary contest in the 15th Suffolk District, JP Progressives could tell there was a pick-up in voter interest. That’s why the liberal neighborhood political group changed the forum location from a function room at Doyle’s—a bar and(...)

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Pressley leads changing of the guard

Pressley leads changing of the guard

Defeat of Capuano ushers in new face of Democrats

CHANGE HAMMERED ON US Rep. Michael Capuano’s door at about 9:15 Tuesday night after making the rounds at a few other stops. It couldn’t wait. For Ayanna Pressley, the 44-year-old Boston City Councilor who defeated the 10-term incumbent by a surprisingly wide 59 to 41 margin, the result justified the politically risky decision she made(...)

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Can Ocasio-Cortez return the favor for Ayanna Pressley?

Can Ocasio-Cortez return the favor for Ayanna Pressley?

Pressley's best endorsement may be from the district, not the Bronx

GOING INTO THE 7th Congressional District debate this week, Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley trailed the incumbent, Rep. Michael Capuano, by 13 points, according to the latest WBUR poll. The debate was less about issues than it was whether voters want experience or a new perspective in Congress. That’s in keeping with the polling: Only 19(...)

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The message of 2018 elections

The message of 2018 elections

Hello, Mike Capuano and Richard Neal?

Hello, Mike Capuano and Richard Neal? We have a message for you. That message was delivered loud and clear and if they weren’t paying attention, they’ll learn it in a New York minute. The message was no seat is safe, regardless of money, seniority, or casting the right votes. Boston University graduate and political neophyte(...)

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Comity club

Comity club

Capuano, Pressley largely in sync at forum on race issues

WHAT IF THEY gave a war and nobody came? That call for peace was invoked during protests against the Vietnam War, but it could also describe the first campaign forum featuring Rep. Michael Capuano and his Democratic primary challenger, Ayanna Pressley. The session on racial justice, held Friday night at Roxbury Community College, gave voters their(...)

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Capuano, Pressley tout assets with soft touch

Capuano, Pressley tout assets with soft touch

For each, pushing their strong suit carries risk

It usually goes without saying that candidates look to play to their strengths and highlight what makes them stand apart from rivals in a race. But sometimes those strengths have to be showcased more in the form of a delicate dance than by hitting voters over the head with them. That’s what seems to be(...)

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Pressley: ‘I can’t and won’t wait my turn’

Pressley: ‘I can’t and won’t wait my turn’

Boston city councilor kicks off congressional challenge to Capuano

AYANNA PRESSLEY SUCCINCTLY handicapped her race for Congress in her formal kickoff speech on Tuesday night. “Our campaign won’t be easy,” she told 300 supporters at a Cambridge restaurant. “We’re facing an 18-year incumbent. But you know what else? They’re facing us.” With that, the five-term Boston city councilor acknowledged her underdog status – but(...)

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Pressley is a ‘breath of fresh air’

Pressley is a ‘breath of fresh air’

Boston councilor would be welcome new voice in Congress

IN JACK SULLIVAN’S January 31st Daily Download item about the 7th Congressional District race between Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley and Congressman Michael Capuano, he used several Super Bowl analogies, but he forgot to mention that often the underdog wins. Like so many people, Mr. Sullivan may not be aware of the enormous surge of women(...)

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