ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A new tally has narrowed Wendy Rosen’s lead over John LaFerla in the Democratic primary in Maryland’s 1st Congressional District.

Unofficial results posted Thursday by the State Board of Elections show Rosen ahead by 88 votes out of 24,489 cast in the election Tuesday. She held a 126-vote lead a day earlier.

The new tally includes votes from a Smith Island precinct that were counted Wednesday.

The board is also counting more than 1,200 Democratic absentee ballots. That process will end April 13.

The winner will face Republican freshman Rep. Andy Harris.

The district includes the Eastern Shore and parts of parts of Baltimore, Carroll and Harford counties.

Rosen, of Cockeysville, is a professional advocate for American-made products.

LaFerla is an Eastern Shore physician from Chestertown.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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