"Ayanna Pressley Ousts 20-Year Incumbent Michael Capuano in Massachusetts Primary Shocker Ayanna Pressley is the second progressive woman of color to defeat a long-term male white incumbent this cycle. Gideon Resnick 09.04.18 9:30 PM ET Scott Eisen/Getty Another major upset of a Democratic congressman took place in Massachusetts on Tuesday night. And it wasn't even close. Ayanna Pressley, the 44-year-old Boston City Councilor, triumphed over 20-year incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano (D-MA) by a double-digit margin. It was the primary season’s second stunning ousting of a long-term lawmaker by a female progressive challenger and another indicator that the liberal base is hungering for something new in their representation. Massachusetts’ 7th District, the only majority-minority district in the liberal state, once sent President John F. Kennedy to Congress and was viewed prior to Tuesday’s contest as the kind of area that was ripe for a shakeup. Coupled with Pressley’s compelling candidacy, a late primary the day after Labor Day, and district lines that were redrawn in 2011, Capuano was clearly vulnerable. https://www.thedailybeast.com/ayann...hael-capuano-in-massachusetts-primary-shocker " Incumbent Dems thought they could keep their jobs safe by going along with the Leftists- WRONG!!