Challenger Spencer Price says he won't request a recount in a state senate Republican primary race.

Price lost by less than 1 percent to incumbent state Sen. Cecil Staton of Macon.

Price said Thursday he decided against seeking a recount, saying he's going to trust the process.

The state-certified results gave Price 10,324 votes to Staton's 10,527 in the 18th District race.

Price says he's already preparing for 2014, when Staton comes up for re-election.

Staton said in a statement that he wanted to congratulate the Price campaign "on a hard and passionately fought race."

Since there's no Democratic opponent, Staton will join the General Assembly in January.

The 18th District includes parts of Bibb and Houston counties and all of Peach, Crawford, Monroe and Upson counties.

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