Progressive Cori Bush Wins Missouri US House Primary

CBS News reports:

Cori Bush, a nurse and Black Lives Matter activist, has ousted longtime Missouri U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay in a Democratic primary, according to The Associated Press. It’s the latest example of a progressive challenger topping a long-tenured Democratic incumbent.

Clay has represented the state’s 1st Congressional District, around St. Louis, since 2001. He succeeded his father in representing the district.

Bush was endorsed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders; Justice Democrats, a group closely aligned with Ocasio-Cortez; and Jamaal Bowman, who dispatched with longtime New York Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel earlier this summer.