Former journalist Rachel Barnhart has officially announced her run for former Congresswoman Louise Slaughter's seat.

Former journalist Rachel Barnhart has officially announced her run for former Congresswoman Louise Slaughter's seat.

Barnhart made the announcement on her campaign website.

Last week, Barnhart filed her petition with enough signatures to run for New York's 25th Congressional District.

In addition to Barnhart, the Democratic contenders include State Assembly Majority Leader Joe Morelle, Brighton Town Board Member Robin Wilt, and Rochester City Councilman Adam McFadden.

Neurosurgeon James Maxwell is the only Republican candidate.

Primaries for both parties are June 26.