It’s become one of the most anticipated races on the ballot this primary season — Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley is challenging incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano for the democratic nomination in Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District. The two are set to debate Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. on Greater Boston, for what will be their last televised debate of the campaign. Jim Braude will moderate the conversation.
At 7PM, you can watch online below:
Pressley, a Boston city councilor-at-large with Chicago roots, launched her campaign against Capuano around the phrase “Change Can’t Wait” — though she has publicly acknowledged that when it comes to voting in Congress, she would not differ from her opponent.
Capuano, the former mayor of Somerville and 20-year incumbent in the U.S. House of Representatives, has touted his long record in Congress and has pointed to the federal funds he’s had allocated to the district, including for MBTA improvements.
Pressley says that she would bring “a new lens” to Washington and would be a voice for her constituents. Over the course of her campaign, Pressley has pointed to the wealth disparity in the district, which includes parts of Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, and Chelsea, and says remedying this is one of the changes that can’t wait. Among Capuano’s priorities if re-elected would be defending immigrant communities, pushing for comprehensive gun control, and resisting Trump.
At 7 p.m., the debate will be streamed here and will also on air on WGBH 2 and on 89.7. Today is the last day to register to vote in the primary election, which will be held Sept. 4.