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Clay on Carnahan Challenge: “He Doesn’t Have a Chance”

February 28th, 2012 by mopns · No Comments

Clay shouldn’t be so confident, especially after the hit piece the Post Dispatch put out on him on Sunday.

Clay  said he wasn’t worried about facing a fellow Democratic incumbent. He said the new First District includes only 20 percent of Russ Carnahan’s old district. “He doesn’t have a chance,” Clay said. “Eighty percent of the district is the district I’ve represented for 12 years. I’m very confident. I look forward to presenting my record as a strong committed progressive.”

Clay noted that a recent National Journal ranking put him as tied for the most liberal member of Congress, compared to 139th for Carnahan. “The record speaks for itself,” Clay said. Read more…

In the age of ballooning budget deficits and unhappiness with government healthcare, you have to at least give Clay credit for being proud of being the ‘most liberal member of Congress!’

Related:

The Hill: Carnahan opts to challenge fellow Dem

Roll Call: Russ Carnahan, William Lacy Clay Set to Face Off

KMOX: Clay To Carnahan: “Let’s Get It On!”

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