CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The second place finisher in the Republican U.S. House primary for New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District is considering asking for a recount.

Stewart Levenson, a whistleblower doctor who flagged abuses at the state's veterans' hospital, had conceded victory early Wednesday to Republican rival Steven Negron, a state lawmaker.

The winner of the hard-fought primary will face Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, who faced no primary opponent.

On Wednesday, Levenson's campaign manager, Kelly Starr, announced Levenson "is considering asking for a recount."

The campaign has until 5 p.m. Friday to make a decision.

A vote count by The Associated Press showed that with 99 percent of the precincts reporting, Negron led Levenson by 308 votes out of about 43,000 total votes.