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A Stunner: Pressley Topples Capuano In Nationally Watched 7th District Race

Ayanna Pressley makes addresses supporters celebrating her primary win. Photo by Robin Lubbock for WBUR

There is a changing of the guard in the 7th Congressional District, with shockwaves sure to reverberate throughout the Democratic Party. Ayanna Pressley, the first woman of color elected to the Boston City Council and a self-described candidate of change, easily toppled U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano, a 10-term incumbent, in an intra-party tussle that garnered national attention on Tuesday.

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