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Cori Bush, Amy Vilela And Fellow Progressives Look Beyond 2018 In 'Knock Down The House'

Cori Bush (at left) and Amy Vilela both took on establishment Democrats during their respective 2018 congressional runs.
Evie Hemphill | St. Louis Public Radio

It’s been about a year since New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other progressive women around the country were busy taking on powerful Democratic incumbents during the 2018 midterms. St. Louisan Cori Bush was one of them, and her challenge of longtime Congressman Lacy Clay fell short in the primaries. But she and the three other candidates whose campaigns are featured in the new Netflix documentary “Knock Down The House” say 2018 was just the beginning.

Bush and fellow progressive Amy Vilela, of Nevada, were both in St. Louis last week for the film’s premiere in select theaters including the Tivoli, and they spoke with St. Louis on the Air producer Evie Hemphill shortly afterward.

Listen to the conversation:

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