Obama Endorses Rep. William Lacy Clay In Primary Challenge From Chappelle-Nadal
Obama endorses Rep. William Lacy Clay in primary challenge from Chappelle-Nadal
UPDATED at 5:10 p.m. with comments from Democratic candidates Maria Chappelle-Nadal and Bill Haas
WASHINGTON • President Barack Obama has endorsed Rep. William Lacy Clay in Clay’s primary election battle next week against state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, the Clay campaign announced Monday.
The endorsement comes just eight days before Clay and Chappelle-Nadal face off in Missouri’s Aug. 2 primary. It is the latest indication that the Democratic establishment — at least nationally — is falling in behind Clay in an election year in which outsiders like Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Independent-turned-Democrat presidential challenger Bernie Sanders have gained great traction in both political …