Showing posts with label Cori Bush. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cori Bush. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Cori Bush wins Congressional 1st District Democratic primary

MISSOURI - Congresswoman Cori Bush is likely heading back to Washington next year after winning the Democratic primary over state Rep. Steve Roberts on Tuesday.

The Associated Press called Bush as the winner at 9:42 p.m., when unofficial results showed her receiving more than two-thirds of the vote in the 1st Congressional District, which includes St. Louis and parts of St. Louis County.

Because the district is largely Democratic, whoever won Tuesday’s primary is likely to win again in November.

“They counted us out, and they said we weren't good enough,” Bush said. “They said you can't make change. But we're here.”

Bush dominated the contest, garnering 69.5% of the vote compared to Roberts’ 26.6%. The contentious campaign featured attacks by Roberts on both her voting record and some of her actions outside of the House chamber.


Saturday, August 07, 2021

Rep. Cori Bush explains her “defund the police" position

In an interview Wednesday on CBSN, Congresswoman Cori Bush explained her position on reforming funding for police departments. She also responded to her conservative critics and explained that she is paying for private security because of security threats to herself and her family.

Saturday, November 07, 2020

Cori Bush wins election, becomes Missouri's first Black congresswoman

Democrat Cori Bush has been elected to Missouri’s 1st Congressional District, making her the first Black Congresswoman in the history of Missouri.

Bush dfeated her Republican challenger, Anthony Rogers by winning 78.9% of the vote.

Vote Totals

Democrat Cori Bush: 245,520

Repiblican Anthony Rogers: 59,156

Thursday, August 06, 2020

Rep. Lacy congratulates Cori Bush on her primary victory

20 year incumbent Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO 1st District) took to Twitter to congratulate his primary opponent, Cori Bush after she defeated him in the primary.

Lacy tweeted:

Congratulations to Cori Bush morning This seat belongs to the people of Missouri’s 1st Congressional District and I respect their decision. It has been my honor and privilege to represent those who supported me and all others. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to serve.

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Cori Bush defeats Clay Lacy in Missouri Democratic Primary

Cori Bush, a progressive activist and veteran of the racial justice protest movement, defeated 20-year incumbent Missouri Rep. William Lacy Clay in a Democratic primary on Tuesday, a stunning victory for the party's insurgent left.

The US House seat, based in St. Louis, has been held by Clay and his father, former Rep. William Clay Sr., one of the founders of the Congressional Black Caucus, since 1969. Bush, who challenged Clay in 2018 and lost, was the first candidate launched by Justice Democrats, the progressive group dedicated to toppling moderate Democratic congressional incumbents.

Bush's victory will send another round of shockwaves through the Democratic caucus on Capitol Hill, where leadership has fought to stave off a new generation of combative progressives, who support "Medicare for All," the Green New Deal and other economic and racial justice policies dismissed for decades by the party establishment.

"We've been called radicals, terrorists, we've been dismissed as an impossible fringe movement -- that's what they called us," Bush said in her victory speech. "But now, we are a multiracial, multiethnic, multigenerational, mass movement united in demanding change, in demanding accountability, in demanding that our police, our government, our country recognize that Black lives do, indeed, matter."

"It is historic," Bush told supporters after the race was called, "that this year, of all years, we're sending a Black, working class, single mother who's been fighting for Black lives since Ferguson, all the way to the halls of Congress."

In her second attempt to unseat Clay, who won in 2018 with 57% of the primary vote, Bush was backed Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Sunrise Movement -- a youth-led group that champions the Green New Deal -- and other leftist and progressive leaders, including Jamaal Bowman, who ousted Rep. Eliot Engel in New York during the state's June primary. Ocasio-Cortez, who endorsed Bush two years ago, did not get involved in the 2020 contest.


Thursday, July 12, 2018

Cori Bush is running for congress!

Hoping to replicate the stunning success of fellow Justice Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez primary campaign, St. Louis native, Cori Bush is running to bring transformative change to Missouri’s 1st Congressional District.

Cori Bush is a former early childhood educator, a community-based mental health registered nurse, and an ordained pastor.

Cori has felt the burden of being uninsured and the pain of homelessness. She has endured racism and sexism. She is a survivor of sexual assault and domestic violence. Cori experienced the challenges of raising children on her own, living paycheck to paycheck, making just above minimum wage, taking on student loans to continue her education.

And Cori Bush stands tall, using her experiences as fuel to fight for the disadvanged, the disenfranchised, and the voiceless.

Cori is a tireless advocate for creating dramatic change. Now is not the time for baby steps. Incremental change is no change at all when her patients can’t afford medication, and families are struggling to put food on the table and find justice in the streets.

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