DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado State Rep. Joe Salazar lost the race for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General against Phil Weiser.

Rep. Joe Salazar (credit: CBS)

Salazar conceded on Saturday following a tight primary election on Tuesday.

Salazar offered a statement provided by his office which read in part:

To the supporters of this campaign: Today is a victory for grassroots power. This campaign, your campaign, is a testament to the power of grassroots organizing, to the power of community support, and it shows that people are looking for elected officials who put people over profit. We have accomplished an incredible feat together, and I hope you’ll keep fighting alongside me for equity and justice in our communities.

Phil Weiser (credit: CBS)

Salazar received 292,136 votes while Weiser received 297,334 votes — making it a .9 percent separation.

ELECTION RESULTS: See The Complete Colorado 2018 Primary Results

Weiser will face Republican George Brauchler in November.

George Brauchler (credit: CBS)

PHOTO GALLERY: Colorado Primary Election Day 2018

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