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Cori Bush, Who Led Ferguson Black Lives Matter Protests, Wins Missouri House Seat

HeadlineNov 04, 2020

In Missouri’s 1st Congressional District, which includes St. Louis and Ferguson, Democrat Cori Bush has defeated Republican Anthony Rogers. Cori Bush won a stunning primary upset in August over 10-term incumbent Congressmember William Lacy Clay, whose family has represented the St. Louis-area congressional district for more than 50 years. Cori Bush is a single mother and a nurse. She was formerly homeless and was a leader in the 2014 Ferguson uprising over the police killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. 

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