The Squad’s New Member

The big news from the latest round of primary elections on Tuesday was the defeat of 10-term Missouri Congressman William Lacy Clay to a left-wing challenger. This is the third such upset this year, and together they illustrate the Democratic Party’s continuing move to the left and the growing nationalization of House races.

Mr. Clay is a House baron and scion of a St. Louis political dynasty. His father founded the Congressional Black Caucus four decades ago, and he’s a thorough-going liberal, but he was also willing to work…

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