Holmes backs Pressley in Congressional race

Rep. Russell Holmes of Boston took sides in the Congressional race between US Rep. Michael Capuano and Boston City Councillor Ayanna Pressley last week, announcing his support for Pressley.

“Throughout the eight years I’ve worked with Councilor Pressley, her incredible dedication to fighting for forward-thinking and innovative policy solutions has helped address some of the most pressing issues facing many communities in our Commonwealth,” Holmes said in a statement. “From her work to reign [sic] in predatory for-profit colleges, to her unyielding commitment to diversity and inclusion among underrepresented groups, I know her leadership and advocacy will serve the people of the 7th Congressional District well. I’m proud to support her campaign for Congress.” Holmes’ 6th Suffolk District includes Jamaica Plain, Dorchester, Mattapan, Hyde Park, and Roslindale.

The primary is Sept. 4.

- Michael P. Norton