From left, Todd Gardenhire, Greg Vital (Times Free Press)
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Greg Vital has decided not to seek a recount and conceded the District 10 state Senate Republican primary to Todd Gardenhire.
According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Vital said in a statement that last Thursday's race was close but "the election is over."
At different times, unofficial vote counts had the margin as 15 and 40 votes out of about 16,000 cast in Bradley and Hamilton counties. A few provisional ballots were added to the total Monday, but they weren't expected to change the outcome of the race.
Gardenhire will face Democratic candidate Andrae McGary in the Nov. 6 general election.
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