CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Democrat Michael Cryans has conceded to Republican Joe Kenney in the special election to replace longtime Executive Councilor Ray Burton in New Hampshire's North Country.
In a statement Wednesday morning, Cryans says he left a message for Kenney wishing him luck on the council.
The two were in a too-close-to-call contest Tuesday to represent the vast District One seat left vacant when Burton died in November.
Kenney had earlier declared victory.
The vote was 21,351-20,084.
About 264,000 people live in the 108-town district that stretches from just north of Concord to the Canadian border and includes the White Mountains and the Lakes Region.
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