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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.