Ayanna Pressley was the first woman of color to be elected to the Boston City Council in 2009.

This past January, she launched her bid to become the state's first ever non-white member of the House of Representatives — aiming to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano in the state's 7th District. But as the weeks have gone on, the primary has grown more divided with former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, U.S. Rep. and civil rights icon John Lewis, D-Georgia, U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, and the Congressional Black Caucus PAC all backing Capuano over Pressley.

Jim Braude was joined by Natacha Clerger, a Capuano supporter and town councilor-at-large for Randolph, and Michael Curry, a Pressley supporter and former president of the Boston NAACP, now chairman of the national NAACP Advocacy and Policy Committee to discuss.