Thursday, April 12, 2012

CD1 UPDATE: John LaFerla's Democratic Primary Concession Statement // Wendy Rosen to Face Tea Party Rep. Andy Harris

UPDATE: With more absentee ballots in, it looks like Wendy Rosen is ending this race with a 58-vote margin over John LaFerla. See the current unofficial results below:

Last Updated 04/13/2012 03:46:07 PM

Congressional District 01

Democratic (Vote for One) Details
NamePartyEarly VotingElection DayAbsentee / ProvisionalTotal VotesPercentage
John LaFerlaDemocratic2,0098,38245810,84942.8%
Kim LetkeDemocratic5712,7941993,56414.1%
Wendy RosenDemocratic1,5878,92839210,90743.1%

82 votes currently separate Wendy Rosen and John LaFerla in the 1st Congressional District Democratic Primary. Nevertheless, Mr. LaFerla has conceded the race in a statement on his Facebook page. Hat tip to Monoblogue, a conservative Eastern Shore-based blog. Tomorrow, Thursday, April 13th, the Board of Elections will count the remaining absentee ballots in the CD1 Democratic Primary. There appear to be a couple hundred votes not yet counted, but even still, Mr. LaFerla believes it is highly unlikely the outcome will change.

Read John LaFerla's concession statement below:
JOHN LAFERLA: Now that most of the absentee and provisional ballots have been counted, it is clear that the result of the Democratic Primary in the 1st Congressional District will not change and I will not be nominee of our party.

I would like to congratulate Wendy Rosen for winning the nomination of our party and I wholeheartedly endorse her candidacy and urge all my supporters to get behind her so we can defeat Andy Harris this November.

I want to thank everyone who supported our campaign to bring common sense to Congress. While we came up short, the issues we talked about remain vital to the future of our District and our Nation. While I won’t be in Congress, I hope to continue working with all of you in other ways to build a brighter future for everyone in our community.

On to the November General Election!

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