Another candidate to announce run for Congress

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Another Democrat is ready to run for the seat in Congress soon being vacated by Rep. Doc Hastings.

Estakio Beltran will hold a rally to kick off his bid for the 4th Congressional District on Thursday.

The event will be held at Millennium Plaza in Yakima from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Beltran first came forward last month as a possible candidate for Congress.

He grew up in the Yakima Valley and is a former aide to Sen. Maria Cantwell.

More than a dozen people have announced that they are candidates for the congressional seat or that they will consider running.

Hastings, who has held the seat since 1995, will not be seeking reelection this year.