Rep. Michael Capuano has conceded to his Democratic challenger Ayanna Pressley in the Massachusetts primary, becoming the latest veteran lawmaker to go down against a progressive candidate in a stunning political upset.
Capuano, a 20-year veteran in Congress, made the concession around 9:20 p.m., according to the Washington Post. His opponent in the 7th disctrict, 44-year-old Pressley, was the first woman of color ever elected to the Boston City Council. It was Capuano’s first primary challenge during his nearly two decades in office.
The Associated Press called the race as of 9:53 p.m….
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