Ose Concedes in Expensive Congressional Race

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Republican Doug Ose has conceded in the race for California’s 7th Congressional District, the most expensive congressional race in the country this election.

“Let me begin by saying that I celebrate the fact that our institutions and our laws provide us a system whereby elections can be peacefully resolved.  I congratulate Congressman Bera on his victory,” Ose said in a written statement.

Rep. Ami Bera’s lead more than doubled in a week, according to new numbers released Wednesday by the Sacramento County Registrar.

Bera was unavailable for comment Wednesday evening.

Read Ose’s entire statement below:

“Let me begin by saying that I celebrate the fact that our institutions and our laws provide us a system whereby elections can be peacefully resolved.  I congratulate Congressman Bera on his victory.

“I want to make one thing clear: real success in life is not something to be demonized or looked down upon.  No amount of TV or radio will ever change that.  With a good education, hard work, investing in your own future, and chasing your dreams – a person can achieve real success.  I regret that one of the themes in this election appears to have been that successful people by the very nature of their success are unworthy of elective office.  In fact, people who are successful in the private sector are exactly the people we want to step forward and run for public office.

“I have had the honor over the last 15 years to work with Sacramento County residents and I am grateful for the privilege that they have granted me.  I especially want to single out the dozens of young people who contributed time and effort in this campaign.  They have reinforced my faith that America’s best days are ahead of her, and I look forward to participating with them as we work to get our country back on track.

“Finally, I want to thank my family, my campaign team, and those who voted for me for their support, commitment, and belief that one person can make a difference.  

“Again, congratulations Congressman Bera on your reelection.

“God bless the United States of America.”