Cori Bush has made history in the state of Missouri. Tonight, she is projected to become the first Black woman to represent the state of Missouri in the U.S. House of Representatives.
On Tuesday night, she defeated Republican challenger Anthony Rogers. She also beat out Libertarian Alex Furman.
Bush’s rise to political prominence is one of the more unlikely stories in American politics today. Just six years ago, she was one of thousands of protesters who took the streets of Ferguson, Missouri following the death of Michael Brown. In the years that followed, she looked to create change through public policy. In August, she defeated incumbent Rep. Lacy Clay in a monumental upset. Her victory cleared the way for a monumental victory tonight.
Bush will take her background as an activist, pastor and nurse to the nation’s capital next year alongside a new and promising crop of political leaders.
It's official. The first-ever recruited Justice Democrat candidate @CoriBush is going to Congress.
Six years ago police officers maced Cori in Ferguson as she helped spark a global movement.
Three months from now she’ll be holding police accountable as a member of Congress. pic.twitter.com/Fskoa1QQ65
— Justice Democrats (@justicedems) November 4, 2020