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Brady to concede Ill. governor race

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  • State Senator Bill Brady is expected to concede the race for Illinois governor to Pat Quinn this afternoon.

      State Senator Bill Brady is expected to concede the race for Illinois governor to Pat Quinn this afternoon.
    Associated Press

  • Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has narrowly defeated his Republican challenger.

      Democratic Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has narrowly defeated his Republican challenger.
    Associated Press

  • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn thanks voters at Manny's Deli, Thursday in Chicago. An AP analysis projects Quinn the winner of Tuesday's gubernatorial election.

      Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn thanks voters at Manny's Deli, Thursday in Chicago. An AP analysis projects Quinn the winner of Tuesday's gubernatorial election.
    Associated Press

 
Associated Press

Two Republicans with knowledge of state Sen. Bill Brady's campaign plans say he will concede the extremely close race for Illinois governor to Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn.

The two spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity so as not to pre-empt Brady's planned announcement later Friday in his hometown of Bloomington.

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Election results have made it clear Quinn has won his bid for a first full term after replacing ousted Gov. Rod Blagojevich nearly two years ago. But Brady's campaign had been searching for possible uncounted votes that would allow him to close a narrow gap in votes.

An AP analysis of the uncounted votes showed Brady, a state senator from Bloomington, wont be able to overcome the 19,400 vote lead Quinn held with 100 percent of the state's precincts reporting.

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