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In this April 19, 2010, file photo Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-Mo., left, and Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., attend a groundbreaking ceremony in St. Louis. As colleagues in Congress and heirs of prominent political families, Carnahan and Clay have cordially represented St. Louis for several years. Now the two Democrats are accusing one another of lying. That's what can happen when two congressmen are matched up in a single district because of once-every-decade redrawing of political boundaries.

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As political progenies and colleagues in Congress, William Lacy Clay Jr. and Russ Carnahan have cordially represented St. Louis together with a decidedly liberal flare. Now the two Democrats are calling each other desperate, angry liars and even tea party allies.


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