BOSTON — Ayanna Pressley is attempting one of toughest political feats in Massachusetts — persuading Democratic voters to reject a long-time incumbent during a primary.
Making the task even more difficult? Pressley has acknowledged she’d likely vote much the same way as incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano.
The race has drawn comparisons to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s defeat of 10-term New York Rep. Joe Crowley in a Democratic primary in June. Pressley — who would become the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts — counts Ocasio-Cortez a friend.
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