Meet the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Massachusetts Primary

Secretary of State William Galvin fends off challenger Josh Zakim

Pressley's victory - as a younger woman of color - echoes the upset win, earlier this year in New York City, of political newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who also ousted a longtime congressional incumbent.

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch of MA has fended off two Democratic primary challengers, including a Boston-based software engineer.

Pressley is likely to become the first black woman elected to Congress from MA in November, since there are no Republican candidates in the race.

Ms Pressley's victory comes two months after a similar win against a 10-term opponent by 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in NY.

Governor Charlie Baker, a Republican who regularly shows up in opinion polls as one of the most popular USA governors, is also expected to be re-elected. "Here's to November." A Pressley campaign insider, meanwhile, posted a video showing the candidate the moment she learned she'd won.

She will likely become the first African-American from MA elected to Congress this November, as there are no GOP lawmakers running in her district.

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There was little difference on issues between Ms. Pressley, 44, and Mr. Capuano, 66, but Ms. Pressley played up her potential appeal to the party's emergent progressive wing. Because of a Boston city election rule, Garrison's finish may be just enough to shimmy her way in to the council.

State lawmakers designated the district as the first majority-minority district in MA.

"This is a fight for the soul of our party and the future of our democracy", Pressley said Tuesday while campaigning in the district.

Polls and political analysts predict the state's nine House of Representatives seats will remain in Democratic hands, along with the seat held by US Senator Elizabeth Warren, often cited as a possible 2020 White House contender. Joseph P. Kennedy II and former Sen.

Rep. Stephen F. Lynch easily won his Democratic primary Tuesday in his bid for a ninth full term.

Baker, a moderate who has been popular with voters in what is perceived as one of the nation's bluest states, will face Gonzalez, who served as secretary of administration and finance under Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick. She attended Boston University for two years before dropping out to work to support her mother.

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