AOC Redux: St. Louis Voters Defeat Ten-Term Machine Incumbent, Hand Dem Nomination for Congress to Radical Ferguson Riots Leader Cori Bush

by Thomas Lifson
American Thinker

Like her friend and ally Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cori Bush defeated an incumbent machine Democrat for the Democrats’ nomination for Congress in a heavily blue district. Come November, a new member of Congress will be elected to join AOC’s “Squad,” representing the black-majority Missouri First Congressional District.

[…] CBS News reports:

Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in Missouri’s Democratic primary, ending a political dynasty that has spanned more than a half-century. Bush’s victory came in a rematch of 2018, when she failed to capitalize on a national Democratic wave that favored political newcomers such as Bush’s friend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

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