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Protest leader wins Missouri congressional primary

Credit: USATODAY.com- Published on August 5, 2020
Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer's fatal shooting of a Black teenager in Ferguson, has ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay in Missouri's Democratic primary. (Aug. 5)
 
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Published on August 5, 2020 -  00:59
Activist Cori Bush Ousts 20-Year US Rep. Clay in Missouri
Activist Cori Bush Ousts 20-Year US Rep. Clay in Missouri Bush defeated longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay in Missouri’s Democratic primary on Tuesday. Cori Bush, via press conference Her victory puts an end to a political dynasty that has lasted more than half a century, with Clay’s father, Bill, holding the seat for 32 years before retiring in 2000. Bush got her start as a protest leader following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson in 2014. Her win essentially secures her a seat in Congress to represent the heavily-Democratic St. Louis area.

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