FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The Democratic candidate who came up short in Tuesday's U.S. Senate primary has decided not to ask for a recanvass of votes.
Unofficial results show Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo lost to Attorney General Jack Conway by 3,542 votes.
Mongiardo campaign manager Kim Geveden released a statement Wednesday morning saying a recanvass was being requested to assure no errors were made. But Wednesday afternoon, Geveden distributed another statement saying Mongiardo had changed his mind.
Mongiardo said he backed away from a recanvass because it would be "extremely unlikely" to change the outcome. He said a recanvass would delay the healing process that needs to take place after the competitive primary race.