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Nevada Rep. Ruben Kihuen won’t seek re-election amid sex harassment allegations: Rep. Ruben Kihuen is the latest lawmaker felled by sex harassment allegations.

The Nevada Democrat  said he would not seek a second term next year, a day after the House Ethics Committee opened an investigation into accusations by a former campaign worker that he harassed her during last year’s run for Congress.

In a statement issued by his office, Kihuen denied the allegations but said they threatened to be “a distraction from a fair and thorough discussion of the issues in a re-election campaign.”

On Friday, the Ethics Committee issued a statement saying it “has begun an investigation and will gather additional information regarding the allegations.” It was signed jointly by committee Chairwoman Susan Brooks, R-Ind., and the panel’s top Democrat, Ted Deutch of Florida.

There is no deadline for the committee to announce its findings.

Kihuen is the latest member of Congress to face sexual harassment allegations. Others include Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., who already has resigned, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., who said he plans to leave office shortly, and Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, who announced Thursday he will not run for re-election.

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Nevada Rep. Ruben Kihuen won’t seek re-election amid sex harassment allegations: Rep. Ruben Kihuen is the latest lawmaker felled by sex harassment allegations.The Nevada Democrat  said he would not seek a second term next year, a day after the House Ethics Committee opened an investigation into accusations by a former campaign worker that he harassed her during last year’s run for Congress.In a statement issued by his office, Kihuen denied the allegations but said they threatened to be “a distraction from a fair and thorough discussion of the issues in a re-election campaign.”On Friday, the Ethics Committee issued a statement saying it “has begun an investigation and will gather additional information regarding the allegations.” It was signed jointly by committee Chairwoman Susan Brooks, R-Ind., and the panel’s top Democrat, Ted Deutch of Florida.There is no deadline for the committee to announce its findings.Kihuen is the latest member of Congress to face sexual harassment allegations. Others include Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., who already has resigned, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., who said he plans to leave office shortly, and Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, who announced Thursday he will not run for re-election.