David Gill concedes 13th Congressional race

Published 11/09 2012 06:09PM

Updated 11/13 2012 12:34PM

BLOOMINGTON -- Democrat David gill has conceded to Rodney Davis in the 13th Congressional District race. Gill lost by about 1,000 votes.

In a statement Friday he said:

    It has become clear to me, based on the numbers
    that I've seen, that there are simply not enough
    uncounted ballots remaining to wipe out the
    current deficit, 1,287 vote deficit I face in this
    election. While Rodney Davis and I have very
    different priorities and political philosophies, I
    hope we share a few things in common: a deep
    desire to see a better future for the communities
    we love in this part of Illinois and a commitment
    to leave things better than we found them for our
    children. I hope Mr. Davis will seek ways to
    compromise and support the President so we can
    see real progress for middle class families.

Gill's run at the 13th District was his fourth attempt at running for Congress. He lost his previous three elections to republican Tim Johnson, all in the 15th District.

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