Democrat Mark Warner is claiming victory in his re-election to the U.S. Senate seat for Virginia, but Republican Ed Gillespie is declining to concede after a surprisingly tight contest that is still too close to call. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Virginia Democrat Mark Warner claimed victory in his re-election to the U.S. Senate, but Republican Ed Gillespie says he's not conceding after a surprisingly tight contest that is still too close to call. Warner, 59, led in polls earlier this year but suffered on election day for his support for the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama's signature healthcare legislation, which had a troubled launch. Gillespie followed the familiar Republican strategy of linking his Democratic opponent to Obama, who has very low approval ratings... a strategy that analysts say was very effective, although the final ourtcome may well come down to a recount.