- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen has officially begun his campaign for mayor.

Lewis Reed made it official Tuesday. He’ll seek the Democratic nomination for the job being vacated by Francis Slay, who announced earlier this year that he won’t seek re-election.

Reed is the second candidate to announce a run, joining Alderwoman Lyda Krewson, but several others are expected to seek the Democratic nomination in March. St. Louis is such a Democratic stronghold that the primary winner will be the overwhelming favorite in the April general election.

Reed sought to oust Slay in 2013 but lost in the primary.

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