10-Term Congressman Concedes Defeat to Newcomer

In Massachusetts, Democratic Rep. Mike Capuano has conceded defeat to Boston city councilor Ayanna Pressley. The upset comes only a few months after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ousted another Democratic incumbent in New York.

Pressley did not use the same tactics as Ocasio-Cortez, however, and admitted that she and her opponent would likely vote the same in Congress. She did, however, claim to have a more assertive style.

“This is a fight for the soul of our party. This is a fight for the future of our democracy. We might vote the same way, but we will lead different. These times require and this district deserves bold, activist leadership,” Pressley said.