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Leibham deciding whether to request recount in close Republican primary for congressional seat

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SHEBOYGAN, Wisconsin — State Sen. Joe Leibham says he has not yet decided whether to request a recount in the close Republican primary for Wisconsin's lone open congressional seat.

Official results posted Wednesday show state Sen. Glenn Grothman with a 219-vote lead over Leibham in the four-way race.

The winner will face Democrat Mark Harris in the November election to succeed retiring U.S. Rep. Tom Petri in the Republican-leaning 6th Congressional District.

Leibham has three days to request a recount. He says in a statement that his team will review the official results and decide quickly how to move forward.

The board that oversees Wisconsin elections met with county clerks Thursday to plan for a recount if one is requested. There are no automatic recounts in Wisconsin.

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