Chappelle-Nadal to run for US House seat for St. Louis area

2 years 10 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, October 22 2015 Oct 22, 2015 Thursday, October 22, 2015 2:52:32 PM CDT October 22, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal is gearing up for a likely Democratic primary against longtime U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay.

Chappelle-Nadal, of University City, this month filed paperwork to run for the 1st Congressional District to represent the St. Louis area.

She likely faces a tough primary against eight-term incumbent Clay.

Before being elected to Congress, Clay served for much of the 1990s and part of the 1980s in the Missouri Legislature. Voters elected Chappelle-Nadal to the state Senate in 2010.

Chappelle-Nadal cites her time protesting after the fatal police shooting of black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson and says more needs to be done to address buried nuclear waste at a landfill in Bridgeton.

Requests for comment to Clay's campaign weren't immediately returned Thursday.

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