Fewer than 700 votes separated ex-NFL football player Jay Riemersma from former state Rep. Bill Huizenga after Tuesday's primary in Michigan. But Republicans won't have to wait for a recount to find out who their nominee will be in the Grand Rapids-area 3rd district.The Detroit News reports that Riemersma won't be asking for a recount.He released a statement saying his close loss "should be a reminder to us all that our vote, and our voice matter in this process."Michigan does have a cliff-hanger primary: In the 1st district, candidates ended Election Night with a 14-vote spread, so a few changes before certification of the results could make a difference. The deadline for counties to send certified vote tallies to Lansing is Aug. 17; the state election board is to certify results on Aug. 23.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.