Rep. Clay Continues to Gather Support, This Time from Labor
As the primary battle between two incumbents loom, Clay begins to rack up big endorsements.
With U.S. Reps. Russ Carnahan and William Lacy Clay embroiled in an 1st Congressional primary battle, it appears that Clay has begun to take the upper hand.
"Organized labor is standing with Congressman Clay because he has always stood with us," state AFL-CIO president Hugh McVey said in a statement in the article.
Rep. Carnahan, who currently represents the 3rd Congressional District, filed to run in the 1st District as his current district no longer exists under state maps. The legislative maps redrawn following the 2010 Census eliminated the 3rd District as the state experienced a population loss.
"I am fulfilling the pledge I made to run for re-election," Carnahan said in late February. "I am going to continue to fight for the people of the St. Louis region."