State Attorney General Maura Healey announced this morning she's supporting Ayanna Pressley for Congress in the Democratic primary in the 7th district, over incumbent Mike Capuano.
In a message to supporters, Healey, who lives in Charlestown, explained why:
Ayanna isn’t just my City Councilor. She’s not just my partner in government. She’s someone who shares our values, and our priorities, who I’ve depended on for years.
Long before I ever thought of running for office, Ayanna and I worked together on issues that strike at the core of who we are as a city and a state and reflect the progress we still need to make – from fighting profiling and discrimination by Boston nightclubs to protecting students from predatory, for-profit schools and helping survivors of sexual trauma, domestic violence and human trafficking. She stood by me and supported me in my first campaign, at a time very few elected leaders were willing to take a chance on an outsider candidate like me.