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U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano and his Democratic challenger, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley (Robin Lubbock, Jesse Costa/WBUR)
U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano and his Democratic challenger, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley (Robin Lubbock, Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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In a stunning upset Tuesday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat out incumbent Joe Crowley in the Democratic primary for New York's 14th Congressional District.

Ocasio-Cortez, a 28 year-old Latina from the Bronx, is an activist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America. She won over Crowley, who has served 10 terms in Congress and was poised to be next in line to lead House Democrats — possibly even become House speaker.

Was there a message here for other races, such as the face-off between Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley and Rep. Mike Capuano for Massachusetts' 7th district?

Note: Radio Boston reached out to Capuano asking him to join us today, but his office declined, saying he had too much on his agenda in Congress this afternoon.

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Ayanna Pressley, Boston city councilor and candidate for the Massachusetts 7th Congressional District. She tweets @AyannaPressley.

Mary Anne Marsh, political analyst with Dewey Square Group. She tweets @maryannemarsh.

This segment aired on June 27, 2018.

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