Update: Rep. Babette Josephs Concedes Race
While most believed the race for Pennsylvania’s 182nd District had ended Tuesday night, the Babette Josephs campaign was still counting votes, believing there was a chance Sims’ 226-vote lead could have been overturned after all votes, including absentee ballots, were counted — and, you know, they’d analyzed all the hanging chads. But it wasn’t to be. Josephs officially conceded less than an hour ago. She released the below statement; a gracious end to an otherwise gruesome race.
“My congratulations go out to the Democratic Nominee Brian Sims and all of his supporters. Throughout many difficult, but successful races in my long service, I have consistently said that the voters are always right. I cannot change my tune now. I am truly grateful to the voters for allowing me to serve them for so long and for the opportunity to work with so many dedicated, talented, patient and professional colleagues, staff members and volunteers.
“I have always been about policy first, so I look forward to working with Brian Sims to represent the very special constituents of the 182nd. I will find other ways to contribute to my neighborhood, city, state, and nation.”
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