FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner says he's confident that his slim lead over Republican Ed Gillespie will hold up, and that he's eager to return to the Senate and forge a path forward from the political center.
Speaking to reporters Thursday, Warner made no apologies for the way he ran his campaign. He had been expected to win handily, but holds a lead of less than a percentage point over Gillespie.
Warner said he has no doubt his lead of about 16,000 votes, out of 2 million cast, will hold up.
A Gillespie spokesman said the campaign continues to wait for the official numbers to be reported.