Yesterday, nurse, single mother, and BLM activist Cori Bush won the democratic primary in Missouri—beating incumbent William Lacy Clay.
In a historic win, Bush knocked Clay out of his 1st Congressional District seat. Clay has held this seat since 2001 and his father held it before him.
If elected to Congress in November, Bush would become the first Black woman to represent Missouri in Congress, according to NPR.
“It is historic that this year, of all years, we're sending a Black, working-class single mother, who has been fighting for Black lives since Ferguson, all the way to the halls of Congress," Bush said in her victory speech, according to NPR.
Bush ran and lost in 2018, which was featured in the Netflix documentary Knock Down The House.
— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) August 5, 2020ADVERTISEMENT
Header image screenshotted from Fox 2 St. Louis's coverage on YouTube.
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Evi Arthur is a graduate of Roosevelt University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies and a minor in women’s and gender studies. The former editor-in-chief of her university paper, Evi has previously interned at Chicago Agent Magazine and St. Louis Magazine. A St. Louis native (and lover of St. Louis-style pizza), she plans to eventually return to school and earn a Master's degree in investigative reporting. You can follow her at @EviArthur on Instagram and Twitter.