UPDATE: Sen. Allen Will Not Pursue Recount

Northern Michigan's News Leader has an update on the republican nomination for Michigan's 1st U.S. House District. We learned tonight that Senator Jason Allen will not pursue a recount. That means Crystal Falls surgeon Dan Benishek will face democrat Gary McDowell for the seat that represents the sprawling district that includes the U.P. and parts of northern lower Michigan. After all the precincts had reported on election night, the Secretary of State website showed a one vote difference between Allen and Benishek. The certification process resulted in the numbers changing to give benishek a 15 vote lead. Allen says Benishek would be an outstanding congressman for Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.