Ayanna Pressley wasn’t the only big winner Tuesday


There were many winners up front and behind the scenes in the race for the 7th Congressional District seat that supported and fueled Ayan­na Pressley’s win Tuesday.

1. Black women. The sistahs are on a roll, sweeping elections locally and nationally. The journey is never easy, thanks to the race and gender dynamics always at play. Stacey Abrams became the first African-American woman gubernatorial nominee in Georgia; closer to home, Jahana Hayes, 2016 National Teacher of the Year, could be the first African-American woman congresswoman representing Connecticut. Gaining political advantage is often about timing and motivation. This is definitely the Year of the Black Woman — and about time.

2. African-Americans, Hispanic Americans and Asian-Americans proved a winning coalition….

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