ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - A Minnesota Senate candidate says he'll exercise his right to a free recount after losing by an unofficial 142 votes.

Dan Wolgamott said Friday via the Senate DFL Caucus that he'll formally request a recount in his race after the State Canvassing Board certifies the results on Nov. 29.

Republican Jerry Relph led the election night count, but the result was the closest Senate race in Minnesota. State law allows a trailing candidate to request a free recount when the margin falls within one-half of 1 percent.

Absent a rare reversal, Republicans will hold a majority of just one seat in the Senate.