[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/09/15/art.lamontagne.0915.lamontagne.jpg caption ="Olvide Lamontagne conceded the GOP Senate primary in New Hampshire."] (CNN) - Ovide Lamontagne, formerly a Republican candidate for Senate in New Hampshire announced Wednesday he will support former Attorney General Kelly Ayotte and will not ask for a recount.
"The people of New Hampshire have spoken, they have ruled. While I am disappointed with the result, I humbly accept their verdict," Lamontagne said at a press conference. "I will not be seeking a recount, but I will remain a fighter for you."
Lamontagne had until 5 p.m. ET to ask the Secretary of State for a vote recount, but at a press conference Wednesday said he will instead support Ayotte.
The vote was certified Wednesday afternoon by the Secretary of State's office with Ayotte leading by 1,667 votes.