PRIMARY ROUNDUP | MO-1 | MI-9 | MA-3 | CT-5

Poll: Levin 51%, Lipton 12%

William Lacy Clay denied that his seat in MO-01 could be the next to fall to a primary challenger.

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Drew Gerber and Alex Clearfield
July 17, 2018, 10:56 a.m.

CT-05: Former Simsbury First Selectwoman Mary Glassman (D) launched her first TV ad last Wednesday, which highlighted her local roots, as well as her promises to invest in education and protect entitlements for seniors. (Youtube)

MA-03: The National Women’s Political Caucus endorsed state Sen. Barbara L’Italien (D) in the crowded race to succeed retiring Rep. Niki Tsongas (D). (Boston.com)

MI-09: A poll conducted by Lake Research Partners (July 9-12; 400 likely primary voters; +/- 4.9%) shows former state agency head Andy Levin (D) with a massive lead over former state Rep. Ellen Lipton (D), 51-12 percent with 30 percent undecided. (Hotline reporting)

MO-01: Our Revolution endorsed nurse Cori Bush (D) in her race against Rep. William Lacy Clay (D). (Twitter)

Clay rejected the notion that his seat could be the next to fall to liberal progressives emboldened by NY-14 nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D), despite facing "a vigorous challenge" from Bush. However, there’s "significantly less policy daylight between Bush and Clay than Ocasio-Cortez and" defeated Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY 14). "Clay is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and supports a number of progressive priorities, including Medicare-for-all."

Clay: "This is the heartland. This is not the Bronx. We don't have a problem with low turnout in primary elections, and we won't have one this time."

Bush faces a fundraising gap that "appeared far more dire as of June 30—when she had less than $5,000 on hand." The campaign told National Journal that Bush has raised $25,000 in the past two weeks, while Clay brought in $83,000 in Q2. (Hotline reporting) The primary is Aug. 7.

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