Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Saidel Changes His Mind

Jonathan Saidel has conceded defeat in the Democratic primary for lieutenant governor, changing his mind from earlier today when he called for a recount.

Saidel's campaign manager, Don Jones, said in a written statement about half of the 4000 uncounted ballots remaining from yesterday have now been counted, with little change in the race's results.

Jones said Saidel determined that the recount would not be worth the estimated cost of $500,000 in taxpayer money, because the result isn't likely to change.

The announcement means that State Representative Scott Conklin wins the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.

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