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'Squad' member Cori Bush down by more than 20 points against primary challenger: poll

Bush represents the First Congressional District, which includes most of St. Louis and is solidly Democratic.

Published: February 12, 2024 8:04pm

Missouri Democratic Rep. Cori Bush, a member of the far-left "Squad," faces a steep battle for reelection as she struggles against a Democratic primary challenger, a recent survey has revealed.

In a three-way primary race, half of respondents in a Remington Research Group/Missouri Scout survey backed primary challenger St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell, compared to 28% who backed Bush, and 4% who opted for Maria Chapelle Nadal, according to The Hill. A further 18% were undecided.

Remington Research is a GOP-aligned pollster and the survey did not indicate which candidate was the incumbent.

Bush represents the First Congressional District, which includes most of St. Louis and is solidly Democratic. She first won election to her seat in 2020.

Bell, for his part, previously ran for Senate, but abandoned that effort in October of last year to instead challenge Bush in the primary. 

Conducted Feb. 7-9, the survey questioned 401 likely Democratic primary voters and has a margin of error of +/- 4/9%.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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