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Daniel Gade concedes to Mark Warner in race for U.S. Senate

Republican Daniel Gade is challenging Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Warner in this year's...
Republican Daniel Gade is challenging Democratic incumbent Sen. Mark Warner in this year's November elections in Virginia.(GrayDC)
Published: Nov. 4, 2020 at 10:54 AM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) (UPDATE) - Republican Daniel Gade has conceded to Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia in the race for U.S. Senate.

Shortly after polls closed, the Associated Press called Warner the winner over Republican challenger Gade.

After the Associated Press made the announcement, Gade initially said he was not conceding and slammed the Associated Press for calling Sen. Mark Warner the winner of the race. That changed Wednesday morning in a social media post:

I’m a career servant of the Constitution, not a lifelong politician. I enlisted in the US Army as a private in 1992, and...

Posted by Daniel Gade on Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Warner is a former governor and current vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Democrats haven’t lost a statewide election in Virginia since 2009.

WASHINGTON (AP) (ORIGINAL STORY) — Republican Daniel Gade says he is not conceding and is slamming the Associated Press for calling Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia the winner of the U.S. Senate race.

Shortly after polls closed, the Associated Press called Warner the winner over Republican challenger Gade.

“Just like I conceded nothing in combat, just like I conceded nothing in the hospital, and just like all of us conceded nothing this entire race, I concede nothing and I’m coming for you, Mark Warner,” Gade said in a video posted on Twitter.

Warner is a former governor and current vice-chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Gade is a professor at American University in Washington. While in the Army, he was seriously injured in Iraq in 2005, losing a leg after his Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb.

The coronavirus pandemic and the presidential contest between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden left little room for voters' attention. And the highly contagious nature of the disease prevented both candidates from the stumping that defines traditional campaigns.

Democrats haven’t lost a statewide election in Virginia since 2009.

Full election results, HERE.

This story will be updated.

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