Nevada Democrat Lucy Flores Joining Race For Congress
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Democratic assemblywoman and lieutenant governor candidate Lucy Flores says she's running for Congress.
Flores announced Wednesday that she will seek the 4th Congressional District seat now held by first-term Republican Rep. Cresent Hardy.
She's the second Democrat to announce. Nevada state Sen. Ruben Kihuen has announced his bid last month.
The district includes urban North Las Vegas and a large swath of rural, central Nevada.
Hardy won the seat in a surprise victory over Democrat Steven Horsford, who announced in March that he wouldn't try to win it back.
Flores lost a race for lieutenant governor in November to Republican Mark Hutchison.