Progressive Cori Bush To Become Missouri’s First Black Congresswoman After Winning Election

Progressive Cori Bush won Missouri’s first congressional district race in a landslide, becoming the state’s first black congresswoman.Bush won with 78.9% of the vote.“This is definitely a night to remember,” Bush said in her victory speech. “This has been a historic day from the beginning to the end.”Bush, a nurse, has been active in the Black Lives Matter protests and has the backing of several progressive politicians and organizations, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) and Justice Democrats.She first became a prominent activist following the 2014 police killing of Michael …

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