Congress Incumbent vs Incumbent

August 4, 2012 - 11:39 AM
FILE - 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. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)