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.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.