Another pro-Israel Democrat bites the dust. Rep.William Lacy Clay was primaried by the pro-BDS and pro-BLM radical Cori Bush in MO-1. This district is a Democrat Party strong hold. As such, Bush will most certainly enter congress next year with fellow Israel-hater Jamaal Bowman. The “Squad” is enjoying quite the expansion this election season. AIPAC and the Jewish Democratic Council of America continue to be totally ineffective in supporting pro-Israel Democrats.
Democrats kicked out another pro-Israel Democrat Member of Congress (who @USJewishDems refused to support) to nominate a pro- #BDS candidate who wants to end sanctions on Iran, but supports sanctions against the only majority Jewish country in the world. https://t.co/wZMTlmH9Gh
— RJC (@RJC) August 5, 2020
Progressive Activist Cori Bush Projected To Oust Longtime Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay
By NPR, August 5, 2020
Cori Bush, a nurse and Black Lives Matter activist, has ousted longtime Missouri U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay in a Democratic primary, The Associated Press projects.
It’s the latest example of a progressive challenger topping a long-tenured Democratic incumbent.
Clay has represented the state’s 1st Congressional District, around St. Louis, since 2001. He succeeded his father in representing the district.
The younger Clay topped Bush by 20 percentage points in the 2018 primary, but Bush’s profile has risen since then, partly because of a documentary that also profiled New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Bush raised $562,309 for this year’s primary challenge — not too far behind the $740,525 Clay raised.
Bush was endorsed by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders; Justice Democrats, a group closely aligned with Ocasio-Cortez; and Jamaal Bowman, who dispatched with longtime New York Democratic Rep. Eliot Engel earlier this summer.
Clay’s backers, including fellow members of the Congressional Black Caucus, maintain he’s “no moderate Democrat,” citing, for instance, his support of “Medicare for All.”
The district is very liberal, so it’s likely Bush will win November’s general election. In 2018, Clay topped a Republican challenger by 63 percentage points.
scoop, possibly: here’s where Rep. Lacy Clay has decided to take the campaign in its final days facing a challenge from progressive activist Cori Bush pic.twitter.com/vHXLbosLhw
— Suburban Lifestyle Dream (@NickTagliaferro) August 1, 2020
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