NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The campaign of U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is seeking legal counsel in case the incumbent's 35-vote lead over his opponent in the Republican primary is challenged.
DesJarlais spokesman Robert Jameson told WKRN-TV the campaign is taking "every precaution" to preserve the integrity of the result, which includes consulting with election attorneys.
According to the television station, the campaign of challenger Jim Tracy is also seeking legal counsel.
The primary race for the 4th Congressional District seat remained too close to call Friday, with DesJarlais ahead of challenger Jim Tracy by just 35 votes in unofficial results.
That number could shift as provisional ballots are counted, and the final result could drag on for weeks as election officials certify results and consider potential challenges.
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