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Emphatic victory for ‘the squad’ in US Democratic primaries

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Published: 7 August 2020

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Rashida Tlaib wins almost two thirds of the votes in Michigan, while upset victory of BLM activist in Missouri could boost ‘squad’ numbers from four to five in next Congress

From Missouri to Detroit, the squad emerges victorious from Tuesday’s Democratic primaries (Haaretz)
Rashida Tlaib wins almost two thirds of the votes in the Democratic primary in Michigan, as Black Lives Matters activist labelled ‘Heartland’s AOC’ wins primary contest in Missouri

Cori Bush was attacked over BDS before election; she did not back down (Middle-East Eye)
Days before defeating Congressman William Lacy Clay on Tuesday, Bush reaffirmed her commitment to Palestinian human rights

Cori Bush’s message from the grassroots (Jewish Currents)
Joshua Leifer Bush’s victory in a St Louis congressional primary escalates an insurgency from the Democratic Party’s left wing

Photo: Rashida Tlaib addresses a rally protesting against racial inequality in Detroit, Michigan, June 6 (Rebecca Cook/Reuters)

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