Shocking development sends another liberal squad member packing their bags

Being a politician is not a game, but the Radical Left seems to treat it as one. And because they messed around, now they are finding out.

And this shocking development sends another liberal squad member packing their bags.

Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO), a prominent member of the Squad, is facing a serious challenge in her primary race.

According to a recent poll conducted by Democrat pollster Mark Mellman and published by Politico, Bush’s opponent, Wesley Bell, has pulled ahead in the race.

This comes shortly after another Squad member, Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY), was defeated in his primary.

The poll, conducted between June 18-22 with a sample size of 400 voters and a margin of error of +/- 4.9 percentage points, revealed that Bell, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney, has a slight lead over Bush.

Bell currently holds 43% of the vote, compared to Bush’s 42%, with 11% of voters still undecided. Among the most regular primary voters, Bell leads Bush by a significant 10 points.

The poll’s analysis indicated that Bell’s image is improving while Bush’s is moving in a negative direction.

“This primary race is essentially tied but clearly moving in Wesley Bell’s direction,” the analysis stated. Bell’s momentum is attributed to his rising favorability among voters and his strong campaign strategy.

Bush, who has been a vocal advocate for progressive causes, faces vulnerability due to her stance on Israel.

In the wake of the Hamas terrorist attack on October 7, Bush called for a ceasefire and advocated for making U.S. aid to Israel conditional, which has alienated some pro-Israel Democrat voters.

AIPAC, a pro-Israel advocacy group, has endorsed Bell, which could further consolidate his support among pro-Israel Democrats.

Marshall Wittmann, a spokesperson for AIPAC, stated, “We proudly endorse Wesley Bell, who is a strong advocate for the US-Israel relationship, in clear contrast to his opponent who represents the extremist anti-Israel fringe.”

This endorsement underscores the growing division within the Democratic Party over issues related to Israel and the influence of progressive members like Bush.

Bush’s vote against a House resolution declaring that Israel is “not a racist or apartheid state” has also sparked controversy.

She, along with other Squad members such as Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) voted against the resolution, further fueling criticism from pro-Israel constituents and organizations.

The challenge to Bush’s seat reflects broader tensions within the Democratic Party, where progressive and centrist factions are increasingly at odds.

Bush, who has been a prominent figure in the Black Lives Matter movement and a staunch advocate for progressive policies, is now battling to retain her seat in a district that has shown signs of shifting political allegiances.

In a similar vein, Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) recently lost his primary race to Westchester County Executive George Latimer by double digits.

Bowman’s defeat signals potential trouble for other progressive members of Congress who may face similar challenges from more centrist or moderate Democrats.

With six weeks remaining until the August 6, 2024, primary, the race between Bush and Bell is expected to intensify. Bell’s campaign strategy appears to be resonating with voters who are looking for a change in representation.

If Bell continues to gain support, he could potentially unseat Bush and further shift the balance of power within the Democratic Party.

The outcome of this primary race will not only impact the constituents of Missouri’s 1st Congressional District but also serve as a barometer for the influence of progressive politics within the Democratic Party.

As the race unfolds, all eyes will be on St. Louis to see if another Squad member will face the same fate as Jamaal Bowman.

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