Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is challenging 20-year incumbent Mike Capuano (D-Somerville) in the September 4th Democratic primary. Yesterday, she earned a high profile endorsement from Attorney General Maura Healey, the first prominent Massachusetts Democratic elected official to make such a political statement. Most of the other leaders are backing Congressman Capuano.
Curiously however, the state’s two Democratic Senators, Elizabeth Warren, who is also standing for re-election this year, and Ed Markey, are both remaining neutral in the race despite serving with Capuano over his entire career in the case of Sen. Markey. Ms. Pressley is an at-large member of the Boston city Council, and was a top vote getter in her last citywide election. The primary challenge is a serious one, but Mr. Capuano remains the favorite for re-nomination and re-election.
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