Rep. Lacy Clay holds onto congressional seat

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Rep. William Lacy Clay

Democratic Rep. William Lacy Clay has won a ninth term representing St. Louis in the U.S. House.

Clay defeated Republican Steven Bailey and Libertarian Robb Cunningham in Missouri’s 1st Congressional District on Tuesday. The district includes much of St. Louis city and a portion of north St. Louis County.

Clay is 60. He was first elected to the U.S. House in 2000, succeeding his father, William Clay, who retired after a 32-year career in Congress.