by Abigail Hess via https://www.cnbc.com/
Ayanna Pressley has become the first black woman elected to Congress from Massachusetts.
Pressley defeated 10-term incumbent Michael Capuano in the September Democratic primary for the 7th Congressional District. She did not have a Republican challenger in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
“What I’m offering is a vision,” she told supporters Tuesday night. “One where together we can break cycles of poverty, break and rebuild a criminal legal system that actually delivers justice. One where we can break through and affirm the rights of our transgender friends and neighbors. One where we can break through and create an economy where one job is enough.”
She added that her vision is “one where we can break through and create a commonwealth in a country where the next generations’ dreams aren’t sabotaged by crippling student debt, where we can break through and keep our immigrant families safe and together. One where …