Olivas exits Congressional District 3 race

2014-06-11T00:00:00Z Olivas exits Congressional District 3 raceBy Becky Pallack Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Republican-turned-Libertarian candidate Miguel Olivas announced on Facebook Monday that he will not run for Congress in Arizona’s District 3. 

A legal challenge to his nominating petitions found one signature was invalid, he said. He left open the possibility of another try in 2016.

Remaining in the Republican primary race are Gabriela Saucedo Mercer, who won the party’s nomination in 2012, and Mike Polak, who is running as a write-in candidate. 

Damien Kennedy and Jaime Vasquez previously withdrew from the race. 

Incumbent Democrat Raúl Grijalva is running for a seventh term in Congress with no challenger in the Aug. 26 primary election.

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