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      Iron County Republican to run against Rep. Dan Benishek

      An Iron County man announced Monday that he's running for Congress.

      Alan Arcand is a Republican running in the August primary against incumbent Dan Benishek.

      Arcand announced his candidacy Monday afternoon outside the Dickinson County Memorial Hospital. He said as a father and a small business owner, he wants to see improvements in Congress that will benefit families and businesses. He'll be facing incumbent Dan Benishek, who is also officially running in the race.

      "I've decided to run for Congress because we need a real leader in Congress," said Arcand. "You look at his record and it's atrocious. We need someone with integrity, somebody that's going to stand up and defend this district and defend the constitution."

      Arcand, an Air Force veteran, owns an auto service center in Iron Mountain, and was also a delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa. For more information on Arcand, you can visit his campaign website here.