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A crowded field of Republicans could be vying for a chance to take on Democrat John Yarmuth for the Third District congressional seat.

This week, two candidates, businessmen Larry Hausman and Jeff Reetz, announced preliminary plans to enter the race. Hausman is raising money through an exploratory committee, but says he will make a decision in January. Reetz also says he’ll file to run next month. For now, he says he’s focusing on fundraising.

“Well it depends on who you talk to but I think, in general, what our target is going to be is somewhere in the $2 million range for the general election,” he says.

Three others, Marilyn Parker, Todd Lally and Bob DeVore Jr. have announced their intentions to run. As of Wednesday afternoon, only Lally had filed official paperwork with the secretary of state.