Clay Survives Primary Challenge in 1st District

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Veteran Congressman William Lacy Clay has survived another primary challenge.

The eight-term Democrat on Tuesday defeated state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal and St. Louis school board member Bill Haas to win the primary election in Missouri’s 1st District.

Clay’s father, William Clay, served the district from his election in 1968 until his retirement following the 2000 election, when his son was first elected.

In 2012, redistricting forced Clay and another incumbent Democrat, Russ Carnahan, to run against each other. Clay easily on that race.

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