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Two more candidate have joined the fray for Congress across Long Island.
William D. Stevenson, 36, of Amityville filed petitions to run on the Green Party line in the second congressional district in the seat held by Rep. Peter King.

Meanwhile, Michael Vista, 41, a Merrick Democrat, has filed to run a Republican primary in the fourth district, the seat now held by retiring Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-Mineola), where both Republicans and Democrats are waging party primaries.

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Vista’s petitions, however, could be in trouble because as a Democrat he is not allowed to run in a GOP primary withourt permission from the party. Suffolk Democrats, meanwhile, are challenging the first district congressional petitions of Green Party contender Jason Strom not only at the Suffolk Board of Elections, but in State Surpreme Court.  A court hearing is scheduled for May 6.

*Correction made 9:32 p.m. Saturday in Stevenson's name and party ID