Thursday, November 13, 2008

Darcy Burner Concedes, Reichert Re-elected in Washington State

crossposted 7 Nov 2008 at firedoglake


Blue America candidate Darcy Burner announced she will concede her congressional race to incumbent Dave Reichert in Washington's 8th District.

The Seattle Times has the sad news:

U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert has survived a second Democratic wave election, bucking a national trend that flipped at least 24 Republican congressional seats to Democrats.

His opponent, Darcy Burner, conceded tonight after The Associated Press determined tonight that Reichert's lead for the 8th District seat was insurmountable.

In a statement tonight, Burner said: "It is likely at this point that Congressman Reichert has won re-election, and while we will certainly ensure that every valid vote is counted, we accept the decision of the voters.

"I would like to thank the thousands of people who put so much time and effort into the campaign, as well as the countless thousands more who went beyond voting to actively participate in our democratic process this year. The election of Barack Obama as our new president will ensure that the change to the direction of our country called for in this campaign is realized in the new year."

Our best wishes to Darcy and her family, along with the hope she will begin her campaign for 2010 as soon as possible.

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