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Ex-GOP Rep. Hardy seeks his old Nevada seat

Posted at 2:19 PM, Mar 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-06 17:19:39-05

Nevada Republican Cresent Hardy has filed formal candidacy papers for his old congressional seat currently held by outgoing Democratic Rep. Robert Kihuen.

Hardy won the Democrat-leaning 4th District seat in 2014 but lost two years ago to Kihuen. Kihuen who announced in December he wouldn't run again after the U.S. House Ethics Committee launched an investigation into allegations he sexually harassed several women.

Hardy filed for his formal candidacy with the Nevada secretary of state on Monday. He could end up facing Steven Horsford, the former Democratic congressman he beat in 2014.

Horsford, who captured the seat in 2012, and state Sen. Pat Spearman of North Las Vegas are among the Democrats who announced earlier they intend to try to win their party's nomination in the June primary.

The district covers a large area from North Las Vegas into rural parts of central Nevada.