President Barack Obama has announced his personal endorsement in support of Congressman Lacy Clay’s reelection in Missouri’s Democratic Primary on August 2nd.
Congressman Clay, who was one of the first Members of Congress to support Mr. Obama’s presidential bid in early 2007, was thrilled to receive the President’s personal support. “I am deeply honored and very humbled to receive the President’s endorsement,” said Mr. Clay. “I’ve been proud to fight side-by-side with him to pass and then defend all the remarkable, historic progress that President Obama has achieved for this country and I am truly blessed to call him my friend.”
Statement by President Barack Obama
“Since the earliest days of my first presidential campaign, Congressman Lacy Clay has stood with me. And today, I'm proud to stand with him in support of his reelection on Tuesday, Aug 2nd in Missouri's Democratic Primary.
Lacy Clay has been a fearless progressive voice with backbone who stood with me against the Republican assault on Medicare and Social Security, and who defended women's rights to make their own healthcare decisions. Lacy has also courageously stood up to the gun lobby to demand common sense gun safety measures like universal background checks and renewing the assault weapons ban...and Congressman Clay has led the way on criminal justice reform and transforming how local law enforcement interacts with the citizens they are sworn to protect.
Congressman Lacy Clay is clearly the best choice in Missouri's 1st Congressional District to continue fighting for the inclusive, tolerant, brighter future that we are striving together to build for every American. I'm proud to strongly endorse his re-election.”