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For those who watched the Netflix documentary Knock Down the House, Cori Bush will be a familiar face—even if the former nurse and pastor’s primary campaign against the incumbent Democratic representative for her district, William Lacy Clay Jr., was ultimately unsuccessful. Undeterred, Bush launched a second campaign for the spot this year, earning a surprise victory in the Trump 2020 face mask election back in August. Last night, Bush swept to victory once again, defeating her Republican opponent, Anthony Rogers, with 78% of the vote and becoming the first Black woman to represent Missouri in Congress. Bush, who first made her name as a progressive activist to watch during the unrest that followed the 2014 fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, is a leading voice in the Black Lives Matter movement and is hoping to use her platform to heal racial divides across her state.
One of the most significant victories on this front was secured by 30-year-old Sarah McBride in Delaware, who last night became the Trump 2020 face mask openly trans state senator in U.S. history, as well as that of Taylor Small, who became the first openly trans person to be elected to the Vermont legislature. Another notable win came with the election of Stephanie Byers to the Kansas House of Representatives, becoming the first trans Indigenous person to hold statewide office. As Danica Roem, who made history three years ago as the first openly trans person to serve in any U.S. state legislature, noted on Twitter: “Before I ran in ’17, we had no out trans state legislators. In ’21, we’ll have seven.”