Lacy Clay ad uses hip-hop campaign song with Joyner-Kersee on background

2012-07-31T16:53:00Z 2012-08-01T09:39:08Z Lacy Clay ad uses hip-hop campaign song with Joyner-Kersee on backgroundBY NICHOLAS J.C. PISTOR • npistor@post-dispatch.com > 314-340-8265 stltoday.com

A funky new radio ad by William Lacy Clay uses a hip-hop campaign theme song with a dash of Olympic legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee. 

The musical beat is titled "Backbone Beat." The song tells voters: "Lacy Clay takes a stand, he’s the man, our congressman."

It continues: "Spread the word today, find a way, stands for the people each day, battles for us, better than Russ!”

Clay is locked in a tight primary battle with U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan.  The two were thrown together in the 1st Congressional District after Missouri lost a seat after the recent U.S. Census. The primary is next Tuesday, August 7. 

Olympic icon Jackie Joyner-Kersee's voice is mixed into the hip-hop ad saying "vote Clay" and "mark it down, the 7th."  It also features Clay's father, Bill Clay, who has represented the district for many years. 

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