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Kihuen Won't Seek Recount In Las Vegas City Council Race

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen says he will not seek a recount of results from Tuesday's primary election that show he fell five votes short from advancing to a June runoff for a Las Vegas city council seat.

Kihuen's campaign consultant Mark Fierro told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Kihuen would not seek a new count and had congratulated former Assemblywoman Olivia Diaz over the phone after she emerged with the most votes.

Diaz and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs project manager Melissa Clary will compete in a June primary election for the council seat.

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Kihuen's campaign faced opposition from a political action committee and others who said he didn't deserve to run for public office in the wake of allegations he sexually harassed three women.

Kihuen denied wrongdoing but said he regretted his conduct toward the women.