Skip to comments.Etheridge concedes defeat in congressional race
Posted on 11/19/2010 6:46:48 PM PST by RobinMasters
RALEIGH, N.C. Republican Renee Ellmers has unseated veteran Congressman Bob Etheridge, according to unofficial results of a recount in the tight Second District race.
"What's done is done," Etheridge said Friday afternoon in conceding defeat.
The seven-term Democrat picked up six votes on Ellmers after voting results were tabulated a second time, but it was nowhere near enough to overcome her 1,489-vote lead following the Nov. 2 election.
The State Board of Elections still must audit the results and will meet next Tuesday to certify the results of all elections statewide.
Etheridge touted his accomplishments during a brief news conference, saying he worked hard to help veterans, senior citizens, farmers and students across the 10-county district and elsewhere. He said he doesn't regret his support for controversial measures like national health care reform.
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Money well spent!
Excellent! If Etheridge conceded, the board of elections is very unlikely to reverse it.
You not a Congress persona anymore. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oqIP9yagkQ
It's such a coincidence how the Democrat candidate is always the one who picks up votes in a recount. But only 7?! Clearly SEIU was not prepared.
I hate responding to my own message, but in an “ohnosecond” after pressing Post, saw I typed 7 instead of 6.
Even if it did help him lose the election.
Why didn’t the footage get more coverage? Why didn’t the team involved in the interview press charges? Was this just too local?
“Head lock” Etheridge is gone !!! The witch is dead!
Not to worry
Ya can’t entirely kill ‘em.
He will be back as a lobbyist or some such POS ...
Hooray! Our gal won!
The Lillington Strangler gives up.
Down goes Bobby “Boom-Boom” Etheridge!
I agree, money very well spent!