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Wed Aug 3, 2022, 06:39 PM

Two 'Squad' members survive primary challenges

Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Cori Bush (D-Mo.), two progressive lawmakers who are members of the “Squad,” fended off primary challengers on Tuesday, making them favorites to win their third and second terms, respectively.

Bush earned 69.5 percent of the vote in her primary, easily beating out Missouri state Sen. Steve Roberts, who garnered 26.6 percent of the vote.

Roberts had run a more moderate campaign, saying Bush put “publicity” ahead of her constituents in the district, which includes St. Louis and nearby suburbs, and noting her votes against legislation like the bipartisan infrastructure bill.

“For anyone who wondered if you can go to Congress as a single mom, nurse, pastor, politivist, & survivor, be your full self, vote your conscience, deliver for your community and get re-elected—St. Louis and I have our answer,” Bush tweeted on Tuesday evening shortly after The Associated Press called the race in her favor.


https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/3585952-two-squad-members-survive-primary-challenges/

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Reply Two 'Squad' members survive primary challenges (Original post)
TheProle Aug 3 OP
OilemFirchen Aug 3 #1
SYFROYH Aug 3 #3
OilemFirchen Aug 3 #4
SYFROYH Aug 4 #13
JI7 Aug 3 #9
SYFROYH Aug 4 #12
AZProgressive Aug 3 #5
AZLD4Candidate Aug 3 #6
Tarc Aug 3 #8
Sky Jewels Aug 3 #2
Pinback Aug 3 #7
H2O Man Aug 3 #10
progressoid Aug 4 #11

Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 07:00 PM

1. Well, they're the "Establishment" now.

Funny how that works.

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 08:01 PM

3. Thats not how it works



Its more about being an outsider and critic to the powerful within a group.

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Response to SYFROYH (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 08:40 PM

4. Wow.

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 11:33 AM

13. Yep

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Response to SYFROYH (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:47 PM

9. huh ?

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Response to JI7 (Reply #9)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 11:33 AM

12. Yep.

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:30 PM

6. So they should have lost, or not run for re-election?

I fail to understand your point.

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:41 PM

8. That's not how it works

Cori Bush's opponent was a moderate; the "Establishment" wanted their seats back, and lost.

One of Tlaib's opponents was funded by a pro-Israeli PAC that dumps a lot of money on Republicans as well. The other 2 were nobodies.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 07:55 PM

2. Great news!

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:30 PM

7. Both votes were blowouts.

Congrats to two great incumbents! Onward to victory in November.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 09:49 PM

10. Recommended.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Thu Aug 4, 2022, 11:16 AM

11. +1 n/t

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