Fimian Concedes to Connolly in Virginia, Walsh Holding On In Illinois
1:09 PM, Nov 9, 2010 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The Washington Post reports that Republican House candidate Keith Fimian has conceded to Democratic incumbent Gerry Connolly in Virginia's Eleventh Congressional District. Politico lists eight other House races that as of last night were still unresolved. One of the most interesting of those undecided races is in Illinois's Eighth Congressional District, where Republican Joe Walsh challenged Democratic incumbent Melissa Bean in a surprisingly close contest. Walsh had a razor-thin lead before absentee ballots had been counted, but Reid Wilson reports on Twitter that with those ballots from strongly Democratic Cook County now in, Walsh still leads by over 300 votes. This race should be called soon, and probably for the upstart Walsh.