Republican Danny Tarkanian announces bid for Congress

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) Nevada Republican Danny Tarkanian has announced he'll run for the 3rd Congressional District seat being vacated by fellow Republican Rep. Joe Heck.

The announcement Monday from the son of the late, legendary UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian sets up a Republican primary with state Sen. Michael Roberson, who has the support of high-ranking officeholders including Gov. Brian Sandoval, and Dr. Annette Teijeiro.

Tarkanian said he will fight for lower taxes and more individual liberties, and used the mantra ''never give up.''

Tarkanian has unsuccessfully run for office several times. He won the Republican primary for Nevada's 4th Congressional District seat in 2012, but lost to Democrat Steven Horsford.

His announcement comes a week after Heck said he will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Democrat Harry Reid.

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