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The activist's primary win against Rep. William Lacy Clay in Missouri's 1st Congressional District is a milestone for the movement born in Ferguson.

Protest leader Cori Bush ousts 20-year Rep. William Lacy Clay in Missouri Democratic primary (via AP)

The activist's primary win against Rep. William Lacy Clay in Missouri's 1st Congressional District is a milestone for the movement born in Ferguson.

Cori Bush, a progressive activist and veteran of the racial justice protest movement, says her victory over 20-year incumbent Missouri Rep. William Lacy Clay in the Democratic primary stems from constituents labeling Clay as an “absent leader,” and “that’s not who I have been.”

Cori Bush, a Black Lives Matter activist who unseated longtime Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay says "people are looking for a fighter right now"

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Cori Bush -- who led protests following the police killing of a Black teen in Ferguson -- has ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay in Missouri's Democratic primary, ending a political dynasty that has spanned more than a half-century.

Progressive activist Cori Bush unseated Rep. William Lacy Clay, a 10-term Democratic congressman from St. Louis

Cori Bush, a progressive activist, toppled william lacy clay'>Representative William Lacy Clay Jr. of Missouri in a Democratic primary on Tuesday, notching the latest in a stunning string of upsets against the party establishment

Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer's fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay in Missouri's Democratic primary.

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This is a huge deal in St. Louis politics. Cori Bush (once homeless with two kids) ousts 20-year incumbent William Lacy Clay (whose dad also held the seat for three decades before him) on second try. First try was 2018, covered in Knock Down the House.

Cori Bush, a nurse and Black Lives Matter Activist, is projected by the AP to win a Democratic primary in Missouri, ousting William Lacy Clay, a longtime incumbent. Clay, who succeeded his father, has represented the 1st District since 2001.

Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in Missouri's Democratic primary

Cori Bush, who experienced homelessness, earned a nursing degree, became a pastor and led Ferguson protests, has ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay in Missouri's Democratic primary.

Cori Bush, who experienced homelessness, earned a nursing degree, became a pastor and led Ferguson protests, has ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay in Missouri's Democratic primary.

Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests in Ferguson and is a friend of @Ocasio2018 , is essentially guaranteed a House seat after defeating longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay in Missouri primary

Cori Bush, a nurse who became politically active following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, defeated 10-term incumbent Rep. William Lacy Clay in the Democratic primary for Missouri's First Congressional District: "It's time for regular, everyday people to have a voice"

So a 20-year Democratic powerful incumbent William Lacy Clay just lost a shocking primary to nurse Cori Bush, in part because of a campaign around corporate power.

Cori Bush, an activist backed by the progressive group Justice Democrats, is trying to unseat 10-term Rep. William Lacy Clay in Missouri’s Democratic primary on Tuesday. Her bid hopes to turn protest-movement fervor into hard political power.

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