These four ‘Squad’ Democ­rats face bru­tal pri­ma­ry chal­lengers

<div>These four 'Squad' Democrats face brutal primary challengers</div>

Four “Squad” Democ­rats are set to face seri­ous pri­ma­ry chal­lengers in 2024, with the line of oppo­nents grow­ing due to their com­ments on the war between Israel and Hamas.
Reps. Cori Bush (D‑MO), Jamaal Bow­man (D‑NY), Sum­mer Lee (D‑PA), and Ilhan Omar (D‑MN) are fac­ing com­pe­ti­tion next Novem­ber. Rep. Rashi­da Tlaib (D‑MI) could also face oppo­si­tion due to efforts from the Main­stream Democ­rats PAC, whose top donor wants to see “extreme mem­bers of Con­gress” oust­ed, and the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Major­i­ty for Israel PAC, which has already launched a six-fig­ure ad buy against her for being on the “wrong side of his­to­ry.”
Cori Bush

Rep. Cori Bush (D‑MO) talks dur­ing a press con­fer­ence to call for a cease­fire in Israel and Gaza on Capi­tol Hill, Fri­day, Oct. 20, 2023, in Wash­ing­ton.
(Mari­am Zuhaib/AP)

Bush’s chal­lenger is St. Louis Coun­ty Pros­e­cut­ing Attor­ney Wes­ley Bell, who dropped his bid for Sen­ate of run­ning against Sen. Josh Haw­ley (R‑MO) on Oct. 30. A cen­trist Demo­c­rat, Bell has been crit­i­cal of Bush’s stance on Hamas, name­ly that there needs to be an end to the “occu­pa­tion” and “apartheid” by Israel in Gaza — a sim­i­lar stance tak­en by sev­er­al “Squad” Democ­rats that has spurred crit­i­cism from both sides of the aisle.
St. Louis is over­whelm­ing­ly Demo­c­ra­t­ic, and the win­ner of the August pri­ma­ry will be the heavy favorite to win in Novem­ber, so the pres­sure is on Bus …