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Wed Aug 5, 2020, 03:45 PM

Cori Bush Upsets Lacy Clay In Congressional Democratic Primary

Missouri’s 1st Congressional District will have a new Democratic candidate for the first time in more than 20 years, after Cori Bush defeated longtime Rep. Lacy Clay in Tuesday’s Democratic Primary.

“Tonight, Missouri’s 1st has decided that an incremental approach isn’t going to work any longer,” Bush, of Florissant, said at a celebration of her victory Tuesday night. “We decided that we the people, we have the answers and we will lead from the front lines.”

Bush, 44, ran on a progressive agenda saying Clay, of University City, had been in office too long and hadn’t done enough for the residents of the district. She defeated Clay by about 4,600 votes.

Bush is favored to win in November since the 1st District is mainly Democratic. If elected, she would become the state's first Black woman in Congress.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/government-politics-issues/2020-08-04/cori-bush-upsets-lacy-clay-in-congressional-democratic-primary?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 03:52 PM

1. The tide of women being elected cannot be stopped! Best wishes, Cori.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 04:02 PM

2. No kidding.

He and his father had held the seat for something like 40 years. I heard this morning.

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Response to underpants (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 05:32 PM

3. Yes and he was a very progressive Congressman

The National Geospatial HQs going into North City was in part due to his efforts. It could easily have gone to an empty field in Illinois, but now serves as a catalyst to redevelop the near north side of St. Louis bringing high tech and high paying jobs to the area.

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