Bean Concedes In 8th Congressional Race

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) – U.S. Rep. Melissa Bean has conceded to Republican challenger Joe Walsh in the tightly-fought race for her former 8th Illinois Congressional District seat.

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Following the completion of ballot counting in each county of the district, Bean says she called Walsh Tuesday night on her return to Illinois and congratulated him on his election.

Bean says she will release more formal remarks at a news conference Wednesday morning in Schaumburg, Ill.

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