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Bush and Jones win nominations in Missouri's 1st Congressional District Primary election

Incumbent Cori Bush is looking to keep her seat in Missouri's 1st Congressional District.
Credit: KSDK

ST. LOUIS — Cori Bush fended off a primary challenger and will be the Democrat on the ballot in Missouri's 1st Congressional District, a district that leans heavily to her party.

Bush was one of two members of the Squad in Congress facing primary challenges on Tuesday.

Bush, making her first reelection campaign in the state’s 1st Congressional District, defeated state Sen. Steve Roberts in the Democratic race. Roberts hedged his campaign on the idea that Bush, a vocal advocate for defunding the police and moving money to social services and mental health programs, is too liberal even for heavily Democratic St. Louis.

Roberts has twice faced rape allegations, though prosecutors said they didn’t have enough evidence to merit charges. He accused the Bush campaign of dredging up the allegations to distract from her record.

Bush touted her accomplishments, including persuading the Environmental Protection Agency to clean up radioactive waste near a St. Louis County creek, pushing for climate change action and standing against evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cori Bush won the Democratic nomination for the 1st District as called by the Associated Press at 9:42 p.m. 

Andrew Jones wins the Republican nomination for the 1st District as called by the Associated Press at 11:04 p.m. 

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Credit: KSDK

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