Republican concedes U.S. Senate race in Virginia

Gillespie, senior political advisor of U.S. Republican presidential nominee Romney, speaks during the election night rally in BostonWASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Ed Gillespie on Friday conceded the tight U.S. Senate race in Virginia to Mark Warner, three days after his Democratic rival had claimed victory. At a news conference in Springfield, Virginia, Gillespie said he had called Warner to concede and thanked his campaign workers and family. “We could not have gotten this close in this election, if we didn’t take our positive message to voters who haven’t traditionally supported Republicans,” said Gillespie, a former chairman of the Republican National Committee. …

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