Progressive Democrat Rep. Cori Bush 22 points behind in primary race

By Jen Krausz on
 February 12, 2024

House Squad member Cori Bush (D-MO) is 22 points behind her primary opponent, Wesley Bell, in a recent poll amid reports that she hired her husband to be her bodyguard at the same time she urged the defunding of police.

Bush also advocated for Hamas and against Israel, voting against banning Hamas terrorists from the U.S.

Bell had 50% support in the latest polling, while Bush only had 28%.

This may be a rare case of an incumbent losing a seat in the primary. The last notable occurrence of such was Republican Liz Cheney, who lost her primary by a wide margin when she relentlessly attacked former President Donald Trump and voted to impeach him.

It's not clear whether it was illegal to hire family members as security staff. In any case, it seems like a way to funnel money from the campaign into their household, whether it was legal or not. Wouldn't her husband protect her even if he wasn't her hired bodyguard?

Apparently, voters have had enough and want to see Bush gone. One "Squad" member down, three to go.