How the Massachusetts congressional delegation is reacting to Ayanna Pressley’s upset of Michael Capuano

“Couldn’t be more proud of you and can’t help but imagine the smile on Mama Pressley's face watching you from heaven. She’s beaming.”

Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley made history on Tuesday when she defeated her opponent, 10-term incumbent Rep. Michael Capuano, in the Democratic primary for the 7th District in Massachusetts.

“Ayanna Pressley is going to be a good congresswoman, and I will tell you that Massachusetts will be well-served,” Capuano said when he conceded the election before the race was officially called on Tuesday night.

Facing an uncontested general election for the district in November, Pressley, 44, is set to become the first woman of color to serve Massachusetts in Congress.

Here’s how Massachusetts politicians are reacting to Pressley’s stunning victory over Capuano:

Sen. Elizabeth Warren


Rep. Joe Kennedy III

Rep. Katherine Clark 

Rep. Seth Moulton

Attorney General Maura Healey

John Kerry

Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu

Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York congressional candidate

Cynthia Nixon, a Democratic candidate for New York governor