Massachusetts House candidates discuss identity on Powerhouse Politics Podcast

The two candidates in Massachusetts' 7th District talk about their primary race.

July 27, 2018, 6:03 AM

They don’t disagree much on policy. But they could hardly look or sound more different when they propose how they will serve in politics.

A Democratic primary battle in a progressive district that includes parts of Boston and nearby left-leaning suburbs speaks to the larger struggle in the Democratic Party over how best to proceed in the age of President Donald Trump.

On ABC News’ Powerhouse Politics podcast, neither incumbent U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano nor his challenger, Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley, named specific policy differences, with both supporting a broad swath of progressive policy proposals – but both cited aspects of their identity in making their pitch to voters.

PHOTO: Congressman Mike Capuano speaks after being endorsed for re-election by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, left, in Boston on April 22, 2018.
Congressman Mike Capuano speaks after being endorsed for re-election by Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, left, in Boston on April 22, 2018.
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