Carnahan Gets Firepower in Showdown with Clay

Represenative Russ Carnahan gets a notable endorsement in his bid against Representative Lacy Clay.

Reps. Russ Carnahan and Lacy Clay each snagged labor endorsements in their bids to stay in Congress.

The two St. Louis City Democrats are both running in the 1st Congressional District, an area that encompasses all of St. Louis City and portions of north St. Louis County. It’s a race that’s expected to be quite heated, as evidenced by the barbs traded between the two on the first day of filing.

A few weeks ago Clay received from the Missouri branch of the AFL-CIO, one of the largest labor unions in the state. This week, Carnahan nabbed endorsements from firefighters unions that encompass St. Louis City and St. Louis County. It’s not that surprising because the St. Louis City union commended Carnahan for his work retrieving grants for firefighters.

“Russ has always had the back of the first responders in the region,” Mark Woolbright, IAFF Vice President and Local 2665 member, said in a statement. “Whether it’s trying to find ways to save jobs in the region or ensuring that we have top of the line equipment and training, we know the public safety community has a true fighter for our issues in Russ Carnahan.”

The firefighter backing is one of the first of note for Carnahan. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley backed Clay almost immediately after Carnahan got into the 1st District contest.

Frank Castle June 21, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Russ, just because your name is CARNAHAN, doesn't mean you HAVE to be a Politician... time to move on... Take your SISTER with you...
Devon Seddon June 22, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Good idea Frank, can he take Slay with him too?
lovemycountry July 24, 2012 at 02:58 AM
Candice Britton is running for that seat as well she is a Democrat. Vote Candice Britton throw both the dynasty daddy coat tail spoiled rich boys out! Vote Britton! www.candicebritton.com
lovemycountry July 24, 2012 at 03:12 AM
Candice Britton is running for U.S. Representative Congressional District 01. She is a Democrat running against Lacy Clay and Russ Carnahan. Candice ran against Clay in 2010 and received 18.9% of the vote her first time ever running. The media has been doing the dirty work for both Clay and Carnahan by keeping her name out of the media and away from us the voters. Russ Carnahan doesn't care about CD01. He said " if the courts gave him back some of his present district he would re file and not run in district 1". He doesn't care about district 1! Candice does help her help us we need her to rebuild our district. www.candicebritton
Rahib August 01, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Candice, there is no SS trust fund. The gov't is a cash-flow business. More money is flowing out than in, so there is no freaking fund. Please stop saying there is.


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