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Cori Bush officially running again in 2022

November 15, 2021 GMT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Cori Bush is officially seeking a second term.

The St. Louis Democrat announced Friday that she will seek another term representing Missouri’s 1st Congressional District. She defeated longtime incumbent Democrat William Lacy Clay in 2020.

A video released by Bush’s campaign lauds passage of the COVID-19 relief package and cites her role in getting the federal government to remove radioactive waste from Coldwater Creek in St. Louis County.

Bush is a nurse and an activist who made a name for herself protesting on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, after a white police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was Black, in 2014.

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One other Democrat, Earl Childress, has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission indicating he’ll challenge Bush. Childress, on his website, says he is a pastor and economic rights leader who is running as a moderate.

St. Louis businessman Andrew Jones announced earlier this month that he would seek the GOP nomination.