Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman re-concedes the election for New York’s 23rd Congressional District.
Jordan Fabian writes on TheHill.com, that after unconceding the race, Hoffman has looked at the latest ballot counting and realized that he lost. With re-counts Democrat Bill Owen’s lead has been cut in half, but that is not enough for Hoffman to win.
Hoffman was quoted saying he lost this race but will stay active in politics, "I plan to stay active in politics and in the weeks and months ahead hope to be able to personally thank all those who made this race so close and exciting," said Hoffman.
Many people expect Hoffman to become the Republican Party and Conservative Party candidate for the same seat in the 2010 election.