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Six officially join race for seat in Congress

Six area residents, three Democrats and three Republicans, have officially joined the race to represent the 3rd Congressional District in Washington, D.C.

On Monday, the first day candidates could file their formal intent to seek office, Republican Kerry Bowers and Democrat Alex Singer file papers with the Clark County Election Department.

On Tuesday, Democrat Jackie Rosen and Republican Annette Teijeiro joined the race.

Rounding out the field as of Wednesday were Republican Michele Fiore and Democrat Barry Michaels.

They are vying to replace Republican incumbent Joe Heck, who has decided to run for the Senate seat of retiring U.S. Democratic Sen. Harry Reid.

Candidates have until March 18 to officially file to run in the June 14 primary.

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