Cori Bush Makes History As First Black Congresswoman In Missouri

Cori Bush Makes History As First Black Congresswoman In Missouri https://ift.tt/2kzJVW3

Cori Bush, who was once homeless before she defeated longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay in Missouri’s Democratic primary back in August, has now become the first Black congresswoman in Missouri’s history, according to St. Louis Public Radio.

Bush, a 44-year-old mother of two has defeated two other challengers, Republican Anthony Rogers and Libertarian Alex Furman, to win Missouri’s 1st Congressional District.

After placing her vote Tuesday morning, Bush spoke to St. Louis Public Record, “It’s unbelievable. It’s amazing. But it’s also sad. Because it’s 2020 and I’ll be the first woman in the district and the first Black congresswoman ever for the state. But I wouldn’t change this moment to be able to be here.”

Bush, as a Black Lives Matter activist, helped lead protests in Ferguson after a White police officer shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown.

She took her excitement to Twitter.

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