Cori Bush, Who Pulled Off Primary Upset in Missouri Congressional Race, Is Persistence Personified (Video)


She had no money. No political machine. She worked full time while raising a family, helping create the Black Lives Matter movement out of Ferguson, Missouri — and run for office

When I called Cori Bush to invite her to speak at our Power Women Breakfast in Washington, D.C.,  last year, she asked if we could cover the cost of her travel (yes, we could). And then she said: “OK, let me see if I can get off work.”

That’s Cori Bush, the nurse-turned-politician who upset 10-term incumbent William Lacy Clay on Tuesday to win the Democratic primary for Missouri’s solidly blue First Congressional District. Watch her go.

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Sharon Waxman

Sharon Waxman, is the founder, CEO and Editor in Chief of TheWrap. She is an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, and was a Hollywood correspondent for The New York Times. Twitter: @sharonwaxman