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McDowell Concedes to Congressman Benishek

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Breaking news tonight in the 1st Congressional District race.

Moments ago, democrat Gary McDowell conceded the race to republican incumbent Dan Benishek.

Benishek had already declared victory in the race, after earning about 2,000 more votes than McDowell.

"I am proud of the campaign we ran to fight for good-paying jobs, protect Medicare and defend our Great Lakes," said Gary McDowell. "I called Congressman Benishek tonight to congratulate him on his successful campaign and wish him luck in his next term in Congress."

With the work of election canvassers done, McDowell says that outcome is likely confirmed.