State Sen. Jim Tracy will wait until Monday to announce whether he'll challenge the Fourth Congressional District Republican primary results or concede to U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, his campaign said today.
Tracy campaign manager Stephanie Jarnigan said the senator has asked Secretary of State Tre Hargett, who oversees Tennessee elections, for absentee ballots from the congressional district's 16 counties to make sure they were counted correctly.
The counties finished certifying their results Thursday, and DesJarlais, the two-term incumbent, maintained his 38-vote lead over Tracy, who declared victory at one point on election night two weeks ago.
DesJarlais said Thursday that it was "time for Republicans to come together and begin focusing on the general election in November." The Republican winner will face Democrat Lenda Sherrell.
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