PHOENIX — The Latest on the Republican primary in Arizona’s 5th Congressional District (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

A judge has denied a motion for a temporary restraining order in the hotly contested Republican primary in Arizona’s 5th Congressional District.

Unofficial results have state Senate President Andy Biggs leading former internet executive Christine Jones by only nine votes.

Lawyers for Jones asked a Maricopa County Superior Court judge Tuesday to order county officials to delay certification of the results and take other steps to correct alleged errors.

Jones’ campaign contends at least 300 eligible voters cast ballots weren’t counted and some improperly identified people may have been allowed to vote.

Judge Joshua Rogers denied Jones’ request for a temporary restraining order and scheduled a preliminary injunction hearing in the case for Thursday morning.

The GOP nominee in the heavily Republican district in southeastern Phoenix suburbs will almost certainly replace Republican Rep. Matt Salmon, who is retiring.

1:20 p.m.

The hotly contested Republican primary in Arizona’s 5th Congressional District is now in court even before a planned recount of unofficial results that have state Senate President Andy Biggs leading former internet executive Christine Jones by only nine votes.

A lawsuit and motion filed Tuesday by Jones’ campaign asks a Maricopa County Superior Court judge order county officials to delay certification of the results and take other steps to correct alleged errors.

Jones’ campaign contends at least 300 eligible voters cast ballots that weren’t counted and that some improperly identified people may have been allowed to vote.

Representatives of state and county elections offices declined immediate comment, and an attorney for Biggs did not immediately respond to a call for comment.

The GOP nominee in the heavily Republican district in southeastern Phoenix suburbs will almost certainly replace Republican Rep. Matt Salmon, who is retiring.

1145 a.m.

The hotly contested Republican primary in Arizona’s 5th Congressional District is going to court even before a planned recount of unofficial results that have state Senate President Andy Biggs leading former internet executive Christine Jones by only nine votes.

Jones’ campaign Tuesday told state and county officials in a letter that her campaign is filing a lawsuit seeking a court order delay certification of the results. The letter says many votes were either not counted or were counted in violation of state law.

Representatives of state and county elections offices declined immediate comment, and lawyers for Biggs and Jones did not immediately respond to calls for comment.

The GOP nominee in the heavily Republican district in southeastern Phoenix suburbs will almost certainly replace Republican Rep. Matt Salmon, who is retiring.