SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) - Joe Leibham will not seek a recount for last week's 6th House District Republican primary.
The Sheboygan state senator lost the four man race to State Senator Glenn Grothman by 219 votes, which was close enough to ask for a recount that would have been paid for by local government units.
In a statement made Friday afternoon, Leibham said he has contacted Grothman about his decision and wished him well in the November general election. He adds he is proud of the positive campaign that was conducted and thankful for all who helped him.
This means Grothman will face Democrat Mark Harris for the seat being vacated by long-serving representative Tom Petri.
For Leibham, his decision to run for Congress means he will not be able to run for his state Senate seat this fall, a position he has held the past 12 years.