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Schrader to run again for Congress

A third Democrat has filed to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for Congress in Indiana’s 3rd District.

Tommy A. Schrader of Fort Wayne filed Thursday with the Indiana secretary of state’s office.

Schrader sought the nomination in 2012, finishing a distant second in a six-candidate field with 13.6 percent of the primary-election vote.

Schrader won a Democratic at-large nomination for the Fort Wayne City Council in 2011 but was later disqualified because he had voted the same year in Green Bay, Wis.

Other Democrats who have filed in the 3rd District are Kendallville resident Justin Kuhnle, who finished fourth in the 2012 Democratic congressional primary, and Jim Redmond of rural Auburn.

Republicans who have filed are James Mahoney III of Huntington and Rep. Marlin Stutzman of Howe. Stutzman seeks his third full term in the House.

The filing deadline is noon Friday. The Republican and Democratic primary elections will be May 6, and the general election will be Nov. 4.