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‘Black Lives Matter’ Cori Bush Defeats William Lacy Clay

Tremors were sent through the Democratic establishment in Missouri and Washington, D.C., when Black Lives Matter protest leader Cori Bush ousted the 19-year incumbent William Lacy Clay Jr., in Missouri’s Democratic primary.

The progressive activist toppled Clay, by nearly 49 percent of the vote. In 2018 she had tried and failed to unseat Clay. Cori Bush had been profiled in documentary Knock Down The House. If elected in November, the single mother, former nurse and pastor would be the first Black woman to represent Missouri in Congress.

Bush a onetime homeless woman ended a political dynasty that has spanned more than a half-century.

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