The 1st District Republican race just got more interesting.

The Rochester Post Bulletin’s Heather J. Carlson reports: “Sen. Carla Nelson is running for Congress, becoming the second Republican vying for the open 1st District seat. … Nelson made her announcement during a 10 a.m. press conference at Textile Care Services in Rochester. She stood on a stage with a giant American flag as the backdrop. She told the crowd of more than 100 that, ‘I will be stepping forward. I am running for Congress.’”