Dooley formally announces re-election bid -

Dooley formally announces re-election bid

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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley is formally running for office again.

Dooley launched his fourth re-election bid Thursday at a hotel near Lambert Airport. This time, he faces a challenge in the August Democratic primary from Steve Stenger, a county councilman.

Stenger has received endorsements from some unions and their leaders. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports he has raised about $90,000 more than Dooley.

Dooley has the backing of St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and U.S. Rep. Lacy Clay, among others.

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