Protest leader Bush ousts 20-year US Rep. Clay in Missouri

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Black lives matter activist upset a longtime member of the congressional black caucus in the democratic house primaries for Missouri's first district on Tuesday nurse and progressive activist Corey bush ousted longtime congressman Lacy clay in the Missouri primary essentially guaranteeing her a seat in Congress representing the heavily democratic St Louis area bush's victory ended the fifty two year dynasty in Saint Louis that began with clay's father bill Corey bush had at one time been homeless after health problems during her pregnancy forced her to quit her job as a preschool teacher she led protests after the twenty fourteen police shooting of Michael brown in Ferguson Missouri her supporters said protests over racial injustice helped galvanize voters if she's elected bush would be the first black woman to represent Missouri in Congress I'm Jennifer king

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