Skip to comments.AP: CONRAD BURNS CONCEDES SENATE RACE IN MONT. TO DEMOCRAT JOHN TESTER!
Posted on 11/09/2006 9:56:09 AM PST by areafiftyone
AP: Conrad Burns concedes Senate race in Mont. to Democrat John Tester
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I thought this was over yesterday?
WIMPY GOP wimps out again!
there were still 21K military votes + ACORN fraud to reconcile but apparently GOP is waving the white flag.
No he didn't concede until now.
Probably had to wait until he sobered up.
why are we conceding?
Good. We can now move on officially and worry about picking up a seat or two in 2008 and hold on to all of ours.
The GOP acts as though they can't wait to start wearing the "Second Place" loser's crown. Forcing Burns and Allen (Say Goodnight Gracie!) to concede before all the votes are counted is moronic.
I wonder what percent of the military votes were for Burns.
so Republicans will not be attacked by the media no doubt.
and another one bites the dust
Maybe so we retain our dignity and class unlike a certain ex-VP who doesn't have any class!
No surprise. Sad, but there it is. At least no Sore/Loserman behaviour from the GOPs.
Time to get ready for 2008 and take it all back. If played correctly by the Republicans and with a failed Pelosi / Reid(?) Congress two years of Dim rule may be enough for the voters.
Firefighters everywhere rejoice. He was GOP, but he was a twerp. Good riddance (even though it still sucks that his loss gave the Rats the Senate).
it's possible to to do both
LOL--yeah, that always works.
I agree. Now we can move on to 2008. And we can watch the Dems screw up for 2 years and see it backlash on them in 2008.
If they had won one of them they would just have "shared" power anyway. Let the Dems take all the blame now for what doesn't get done.
this completes the spankin'
The story of this election is the case of the bi-polar pill. Extreme liberals on one end,conservative republicans on the other,surrounded by the squishy middle. The Drive by media overcame the ability for the squishy middle to coagulate .
The cool part is every man and woman is about to REALLY learn what a socialist and a marxist means.
Allen is probably taking the Thune route. Go with class, and he can have the Warner seat in 2008. Otherwise, he's done in national politics forever.
This is Burns announcement
Allen will announce at 3:00 his concession. Burns I believe is doing it now.
The Senate was designed to be the Congress' sea anchor. It's the Dems' turn to learn this lesson.
HELENA, Mont. - U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns (news, bio, voting record) conceded defeat to Jon Tester on Thursday, acknowledging that a tight election had gone to the Democrats' favor, Burns' campaign told The Associated Press.
Burns, a three-term senator whose campaign was troubled by verbal gaffes and voter discontent, congratulated Tester, a farmer and state legislator.
"I stand ready to help as Montana transitions to a new United States Senator," Burns said in a statement provided to the AP. "We fought the good fight and we came up just a bit short. We've had a good 18 years and I am proud of my record."
In a statement, Burns says his campaign "fought the good fight and we came up just a bit short."
"there were still 21K military votes + ACORN fraud to reconcile"
I guess military votes don't count to some people anymore. What a loser.
Would the last one out please turn off the lights?
The margin is likely not within the parameters for a state funded recount. We're not Gore/Lieberman.
What about the military ballots?
I guess they didn't help Burns.
Wow, were there really still 21K military votes to be counted?? Even at 55% of those votes (which is probably well on the low side) Burns could have picked up at least 2,000 or so votes there. If he's conceding with 21K uncounted military votes that is really nuts.
Can't we actually wait three days to find out?
Time to build up the threat of armed American militias again. Those were the good ole days.
Not a good day, though not unexpected. Burns has announced he will concede and Allen is still waiting for the vote canvas totals to be announced sometime this afternoon in Virginia, unless there is a serious narrowing, he will concede.
Typical. That's why the phoney conservative party lost. This is a defeat of the party that wanted so bad to be loved and embraced by leftists that it compromised the values of its grass roots supporters and tried to look as much as possible like the opposition. But the voters said, "Hey, if we want Democrats, we'll vote for them!" And they did.
Real sucky day and week so far. But we have to keep our chins up and go on. Looking forward to 2008 now. Now we can sit back and watch the Dems screw up!
Burns concedes U.S. Senate race, ends 18-years of service
By MATT GOURAS Associated Press Writer
HELENA, Mont. (AP) U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns conceded defeat to Jon Tester Thursday morning, acknowledging that a tight election had gone to the Democrat's favor, Burns' campaign told The Associated Press.
Burns, the three-term folksy backslapper undone by some verbal gaffes and voter discontent with Iraq, corruption and President Bush, congratulated Tester.
``I stand ready to help as Montana transitions to a new United States Senator,'' Burns said in a statement provided to the AP. ``We fought the good fight and we came up just a bit short. We've had a good 18 years and I am proud of my record.''
Burns did not plan any public appearances on Thursday, his campaign said, instead conceding in a release that thanked supporters.
``For 18 years, Montanans trusted me to hear their concerns, help solve their problems, and made being a United States senator from Montana the best job anybody could have,'' Burns said. ``I will forever be grateful to this state for that honor and proud of my accomplishments.''
Burns, 71, did not give any indication of what he planned to do now, other than saying ``I hope there is still a good-sized buck out there, because I am going hunting.''
Burns should have conceded in the spring and montana would be sending a republican to washington.
The brilliant karl rove must have been busy with the plame case.
Rehberg waited until the filing deadline to announce for the house. He was waiting for burns to step aside.
Couldn't Karl have showed him polling with his negatives through the roof and tester beating him in head to head matchups.
They could have offered burns agriculture secretary and have kept johanns in nebraska.
Get ready for 'Viva Amnesty,' Minimum wage increase, North American Union Superhighway etc. it's all on the table now!
I'm certain this has been looked at upside down and inside out by people with access to more data than we have. The Republicans did a lot of stupid things to blow this election, but I doubt they want to kneecap themselves for '08 by dragging this out.
It's kind of hard to wimp out by conceding a race you lost.
It is very unlikely the few remaining votes will go to him.
Therefore, it is time to concede. If for some odd reason he wins, then he can take it back. Concession is just words. If you win after you concede, you still win.
Refusing to concede a race you obviously lost is pathetic.
There were not 21k military ballots waiting to be counted.
Well, it's over
I'm justr arguing waiting 2-3 days until the military ballots are certified, that is not asking a lot!
I would like to see the breakdown of the military ballots in both the MT and VA Senate Race.
So would I, plus the thousands of provisionals as well.
I dont think that is a good strategy.
It is what the dems did. They wanted failure for them
to win. Only there was no failure on the economy and
the war as fough PC. WE should have gone in cleaned house and left.
Repubs are finished. They now have a creditable media(24/7 We were right, bush lied) and two years of hearings.