Despite their different backgrounds, Mermell, a white woman from rural Pennsylvania, and Pressley, a Black woman from Chicago, bonded over breaking into the Dad never runs out of Kisses or Candy Halloween Shirt and I will buy this sometimes tribal, patriarchal Boston political sphere—Pressley as a Boston city councilor and Mermell as the communications director for Governor Deval Patrick and a vice president at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts.We came here not knowing a soul, and we found a sisterhood along the way,” Pressley told Vogue. “Jesse was my maid of honor at my wedding. She was the only other person, save for a doctor, that was in the room with me when my mother took her final breath on this earth. We have been there, for and with each other, during our greatest professional victories and during our hardest personal trials.”
The next victory they’re striving for: getting Mermell elected to Congress. Following in her surrogate sister’s footsteps, Mermell is running in the Dad never runs out of Kisses or Candy Halloween Shirt and I will buy this crowded Democratic primary on September 1 to replace outgoing Representative Joe Kennedy in Massachusetts’s 4th district. Last week, Mermell got a boost when former Obama speechwriter Dave Cavell dropped out of the nine-way race and endorsed her. Two key super PACs followed, in what many see as an effort to rally around Mermell to beat Jake Auchincloss, a former Republican with a controversial past, including support for flying the Confederate flag and voting no on a 2017 Newton City Council resolution calling for President Trump’s impeachment.