Two new candidates - one Republican and one Democrat - have filed for next year's race for Maryland's 6th District seat in Congress.
The field now has four Republicans and two Democrats.
Larry John Smith, an assistant principal at Hancock Middle-Senior High School, filed as a Democrat on Aug. 31, according to the Maryland State Board of Elections.
Smith lives in Cumberland, Md.
The other Democrat in the race is Andrew Duck of Brunswick, Md., who lost to incumbent Roscoe Bartlett in the 2006 general election.
Bartlett, who has filed to run again, is seeking a ninth two-year term.
Also on Aug. 31, Joseph T. Krysztoforski of Hunt Valley, Md., filed in the race as a Republican, according to the board of elections.