No winner yet in Virginia’s Senate race

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia voters are waking up without a clear winner in the Senate race.

Democratic incumbent Mark Warner held a narrow lead over Republican Ed Gillespie, who made the contest surprisingly close even though he received little attention and money from national groups.

The Associated Press was waiting to project the winner until it could verify the number of uncounted, outstanding votes statewide. With nearly all of the precincts reporting, Warner led by about 12,000 votes out of more than 2.1 million cast.

Warner declared victory late Tuesday and promised to work with Republicans during his next six years in office.

Gillespie did not concede and told his supporters to be patient and “get a good night’s rest.”

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