With the most liberal Democratic faction already saying they want to force 2020 primary challenges against veteran party office holders, at least one more looks to be a certainty. Nurse Cori Bush, who fell to Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay (D-St. Louis) by a 57-37% count last August, says that she will run again in 2020. Ms. Bush spent just under $150,000 for her primary battle against Rep. Clay, but her chances of attracting greater resources for the next campaign appear enhanced.
Lacy Clay is serving his 10th congressional term after spending 18 years in the Missouri legislature. He succeeded his father, Rep. Bill Clay (D), in the US House. The senior Mr. Clay was elected to 16 terms. Combined, the St. Louis city district has been represented by a member of the Clay family for just over 50 consecutive years.
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