New indications are coming from Massachusetts that again suggest Boston at-large City Councilor Ayanna Pressley’s Democratic primary challenge to ten-term veteran Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Somerville) is indeed serious. While Ms. Pressley is not yet earning many public endorsements, she is exerting enough pressure to keep previous key Capuano allies on the political sidelines according to a report from Jeff Singer at the Daily Kos Elections blog.
So far, the state’s Democratic Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey have not taken a position in the race, nor have Reps. Seth Moulton (D-Salem) and retiring Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-Lowell), one of only two women in the all-Democratic Massachusetts delegation. Also, one of the state’s largest unions, the Service Employees International Union, has not endorsed the Congressman and may well back his insurgent challenger according to the organization’s executive director. Though Rep. Capuano has a strong liberal voting record, Ms. Pressley attacks him for not being an active legislator.
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