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Defense contractor wins GOP nod to face Rep. Clay

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A 30-year-old defense contractor has emerged from a crowded primary field to win the Republican nomination in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District. Daniel Elder of St. Louis advanced Tuesday to face Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr. in the November general election. Elder finished ahead of Martin Baker and David Koehr […]

Defense contractor wins GOP nod to face Rep. Clay

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A 30-year-old defense contractor has emerged from a crowded primary field to win the Republican nomination in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District.

Daniel Elder of St. Louis advanced Tuesday to face Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr. in the November general election.

Elder finished ahead of Martin Baker and David Koehr in the GOP primary. Baker has unsuccessfully sought a seat in Congress four times.

Clay had no primary opposition as he pursues an eighth term in the U.S. House. In 2012, he defeated Rep. Russ Carnahan in a primary that pitted two congressmen due to redistricting.
Elder is a veteran who served in Afghanistan.

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