Friday was the deadline for candidates to turn in their paperwork to get on the ballot for the June 14 primary election.

Candidates have had two weeks to formally throw their hats in the ring if they wanted to run for office this year.

“We saw the consequences of us not being in the majority,” said Democratic Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz.

As the candidate filing period opened, Democrats took a stand vowing to take back the assembly majority.

The Democrats need five seats to turn the assembly blue.

“The math is on our side, there are nine assembly seats here in Clark County alone that have a Democratic advantage,” said former Assemblyman Jason Frierson who is a Democratic candidate for District 8.

The crowded CD3 race for Representative Joe Heck’s open seat has solidified.

Among others — for the Democrats — Barry Michaels… infamously connected with the failed family airlines filed to run last week.

And on the GOP side, conservative firebrand Michele Fiore is in despite some speculation she wasn’t going to run.

“I think if you’re satisfied, you’re not moving forward, so I am frustrated, and actually my frustration is my biggest motivator, and my anger is my biggest determination,” said Michele Fiore, Republican congressional candidate.

Speaking of Joe Heck, he’s officially in the race to fill Harry Reid’s open seat in the U.S. Senate.

“This is going to be a critical race in determining who controls the majority of the senate come 2017 and that’s why we are very excited to try to put the seat back in Republican hands for the first time in 30 years,” said Rep. Joe Heck, Republican U.S. Senate candidate.

Heck’s opponent, former Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto also filed this week.

“I can tell you this, Senator Reid isn’t on the ballot, this is about this particular race and fighting for Nevadans with my record,” said Catherine Cortez Masto, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate.

As for who is out of the election.

Most notably, former Democratic Assembly speaker John Oceguera has ended his bid in the crowded CD4 democratic primary.

Susie Lee, state Senator Ruben Kihuen and former Assemblywoman Lucy Flores all remain in the race to unseat incumbant GOP Representative Cresent Hardy.

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