There was no winning this one…
Democratic candidate for California’s 25th Congressional District race, Christy Smith has decided to concede to incumbent Mike Garcia after stating that the lead that Garcia has could not be overcome.
Smith wrote on Facebook:
This is not the end result we fought for, but I am proud of the strong, grassroots campaign we ran. Over the last few weeks, our attorneys reviewed thousands of uncounted ballots, and our campaign volunteers undertook an extraordinary effort to cure hundreds of votes throughout the district that otherwise may not have been counted. We exhausted every possible option, and did everything within our power to ensure that every voice in this election was heard. Nonetheless, we came up short.
Before conceding, Garcia had only a 339 vote lead on Smith, but it seemed like the right time for Smith to leave the race.
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