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For Immediate Release
July 7, 2008

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CONGRESSMAN WILLIAM LACY CLAY ENDORSES KOSTER FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL

Congressman Joins Senators Tim Green and Jeff Smith, and Array of St. Louis Elected Officials In Support of Koster

St. Louis, MO At two events in St. Louis today, Congressman William Lacy Clay joined an array of County and City elected officials in endorsing Senator Chris Koster for Attorney General. State Senator Tim Green, State Senator Jeff Smith, St. Louis City Democratic Chairman Brian Wahby, and former St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley, Jr., also formally announced their endorsements of Chris Koster's campaign.

"Chris Koster is the most prepared Democrat to effectively partner with local law enforcement to keep the streets of our communities safe and to stand up to corporate interests on behalf of the people of St. Louis and the entire state of Missouri as our next Attorney General," Congressman Clay said. "I am proud to endorse Chris Koster, and look forward to fighting with him for working Missourians when he is our Attorney General."

"Congressman Clay is an incredibly strong advocate for our state in Washington, D.C.," Koster said. "I look forward to partnering with him, as well as all of our state and local leaders, in the battle to keep sexual predators and methamphetamines off our streets, to fight for good jobs and workers' rights, and to stand up against big oil and corporate interests on behalf of hard working Missourians."

St. Louis City Democratic Chairman Brian Wahby said: "Chris Koster is the most qualified Democrat to run the Attorney General's Office, and the most likely Democrat to take a progressive message to all corners of Missouri and help Democrats win throughout the state in the fall."

State Senator Tim Green said: "Chris Koster is a former prosecutor, effective legislator, and strong advocate for working people. Because of that, he is the best candidate to be our next Attorney General."

State Senator Jeff Smith said: "Having worked with Chris Koster over the last year and a half, I have seen firsthand his commitment to the issues that matter most to St. Louis and all of Missouri safe streets, a quality health care system, and a first-class education system. He is the most qualified Democratic candidate for Attorney General, and the most likely of my colleagues to keep the Attorney General's Office in the hands of a Democrat."

State Representative Hazel Erby said: "Chris Koster understands the profound challenges facing our community. I am proud to endorse him and look forward to working with him when he is our next Attorney General."

At events in Pine Lawn and St. Louis City, Clay discussed the important role Koster will play as the next Attorney General in working with local law enforcement and in being an aggressive advocate for urban communities, the poor, and minorities, all of whom are disproportionately affected by environmental hazards.

In total, the following elected officials and local leaders formally announced their endorsements of Chris Koster for Attorney General today:

Congressman William Lacy Clay, Jr.
St. Louis City Democratic Chairman Brian Wahby
Former St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley, Jr.
State Senator Tim Green
State Senator Jeff Smith
State Representative Hazel Erby
State Representative Talibdin (T.D.) El-Amin
State Representative Rodney Hubbard, Jr.
Former State Representative Betty Thompson
Councilwoman Yolanda Austin
Councilwoman Yolanda Fountain Henderson
Councilwoman Marjorie Jones
Alderman Freeman Bosley, Sr.
Alderman Frank Williamson
Committeeman Curtis Royston
Committeeman James Clayborne
Committeeman Claude Brown
Committeewoman Norma Leggette
Committeeman Thomas Hayes
Committeewoman Ernestine Hill
Committeewoman Louise Tonkovich
Committeeman James Cotter
Tamara Thomas, School Board Director, Jennings
Harold Austin, School Board Director, Jennings
Edward Haynie, Normandy School Board
FLAME, St. Louis Firefighters

These endorsements add to previously announced endorsements in the St. Louis area by the St. Louis Police Officers' Association, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, and Florissant Mayor Robert Lowery.

 



     
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