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Cori Bush Faces New Challenger as Wesley Bell Exits Senate Race
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Cori Bush Faces New Challenger as Wesley Bell Exits Senate Race

Wesley Bell, the progressive prosecutor of St. Louis County, has suddenly dropped out of the race for U.S. Senate in Missouri. For the past four months, Bell had been campaigning to unseat Republican Senator Josh Hawley. But on Monday, Bell announced he is exiting the Senate contest and will instead challenge U.S. Representative Cori Bush in the Democratic primary. Bush is a fellow progressive who represents Missouri's 1st Congressional District based in St. Louis. She rose to prominence as an activist in the Ferguson protests after the police killing of Michael Brown. Bush defeated a longtime Democratic incumbent in 2020 on a platform of criminal justice reform and racial justice. Bell's move came as a surprise, as he was polling competitively against other Democrats vying to take ...