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Ala state Rep. Paul DeMarco running for Congress

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State Rep. Paul DeMarco is seeking the Republican nomination for the 6th District congressional seat now held by Rep. Spencer Bachus.

DeMarco announced his candidacy in a statement late Sunday.

The 46-year-old DeMarco is the third Republican to confirm his candidacy since Bachus announced he wouldn't seek re-election next year.

DeMarco is a lawyer who lives in the Birmingham suburb of Homewood. He's a graduate of both Auburn University and the University of Alabama law school.

DeMarco bills himself as a fiscal conservative. He is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and the Joint Oversight Committee for Homeland Security.

Gary Palmer of the Alabama Policy Institute and orthopedic surgeon Chad Mathis also are running in the June 3 primary, and other candidates still have time to enter the race

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