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William Clay Sr.'s son Filed for the Seat in Congress that his Father has Held for 32 Years

February 29, 2000
By: Renny MacKay
State Capital Bureau

With a busload of some 40 supporters chanting in support of him, Missouri Senator Lacy Clay filed for the seat in Congress his father has held for the past 32 years.

From Jefferson City, Renny MacKay has more.

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The last 16 times the seat for St. Louis's first Congressional district has come up for election it has been won by William Clay Sr.

His son, William Lacy Clay Jr. has served for sixteen years in the Missouri government. He says he has worked all his adult life to prepare for this next step.

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Contents: He says he is ready to assume the mantel of leadership his father assumed for the last three decades.

To win the seat the younger Clay will have to beat three other Democratic candidates in an August 8th primary and top Republican Richard Soluade.

From the state capitol, I'm Renny MacKay.


On the first day to file for next year's elections, five candidates entered thier names for St. Louis's first Congressional district. The district held by William Clay Sr. for the past 32 years.

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The most notable name on the list of candidates is the son of William Clay, William Lacy Clay Jr.

The younger Clay has been serving in state offices for the past sixteen years.

After filing he took time to honor his father.

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Contents: He says his father's accomplishment's have earned him admiration in Missouri and accross the country.

Three other Democrats and one Republican filed today.

From the state capitol I'm Renny MacKay.