Tom White concedes after weaker-than-expected showing
November 3rd, 2010
Omaha, NE – After dozens of television ads and hundreds of thousands of dollars, Omahans have turned back the Democratic challenger for the U.S. House.Â A little before 10PM Tuesday night, Omaha attorney and state senator Tom White conceded the race for the Omaha-based district two seat against Republican incumbent, Lee Terry.Â White was greeted with a standing ovation of about two hundred of his supporters.Â â€œTo everyone here who poured their heart into those ideas,â€ he said, â€œI ask you, feel sad today but reaffirm your commitment for what we all believe in for tomorrow.Â Thank you so much for everything.â€
Campaign volunteer Robert Ligon said he voted for White because he represents things that are important to him such as social security and health care reform. â€œHe represents the things that are important to â€¦ the middle class,â€ he said. â€œUnlike Lee Terry,â€ he added, â€œwho seems to have joined forces with Republicans [whose] stated purpose is to prevent this President from succeeding from anything heâ€™s tried to do.â€
But White encouraged his supporters, sayingâ€œWhat matters are the ideas that we stand up for, that we will keep our promises to our parents, that we will raise our children in a world thatâ€™s sustainable, that offers them a life worth living, a better life than we were given.â€
The race wasnâ€™t as close as expected.Â Terry ended the night with over 60% of the vote, and will return to Congress for his seventh term.
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