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Sun Dec 17, 2017, 12:07 AM

Nevada Democrat, facing ethics probe, won't seek re-election

LAS VEGAS (AP) First-term Democratic Congressman Ruben Kihuen of Nevada, who is at the center of sexual harassment allegations, announced Saturday he won't seek re-election.

Kihuen's announcement came a day after the House Ethics Committee opened an investigation into whether Kihuen "may have engaged in sexual harassment" with a campaign aide and a lobbyist.

"I want to state clearly again that I deny the allegations in question," Kihuen said. "I am committed to fully cooperating with the House Ethics Committee and I look forward to clearing my name."

The freshman congressman said the accusations would be distraction during a re-election campaign.

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