DENVER (AP) – Republican U.S. Senate challenger Darryl Glenn has formally conceded to incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet.
Glenn, an El Paso County commissioner, ran a strong race against Bennet, who was re-elected to a second full term.
Glenn won more than 1 million votes and trailed Bennet by only 3 percentage points, according to unofficial results.
In a statement released Wednesday, Glenn says that “though we were successful in starting a movement, we fell short in winning the race.”
He congratulated Bennet on his win and said he hopes that Bennet “will work with Republican lawmakers to preserve Colorado’s freedoms and western way of life.”
Bennet claimed victory Tuesday. But Glenn refused to concede, saying too many votes remained uncounted.
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