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Tarkanian's Opponent Won't Seek Recount In Rural Nevada Race

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. (AP) — Douglas County Commissioner Dave Nelson conceded defeat in the Republican primary battle to represent District 1 in rural Nevada, The Record-Courier reported Monday.

After trailing in early voting counting, Tarkanian eked out a 17-vote victory against Nelson.

Nelson's decision to concede reverses a pledge he made last week, when he told The Associated Press he intended to file for a recount if the margin was less than 20 votes.

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For Tarkanian — the son of the late legendary UNLV basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian — the win over Nelson is a first election victory in seven attempts.