Republican Abel Maldonado conceded to Democratic Rep. Lois Capps Tuesday night. With 100 percent of precincts reporting at least partially, Capps led 54.8 percent to 45.2 percent, 119,344 votes to 98,391.
Maldonado released a statement which began, "A short while ago, I spoke with Rep. Lois Capps, and offered her my congratulations on her victory tonight. For anyone today who supported my campaign, I am honored and grateful for your support, not just today, but throughout my life in public service."
Maldonado thanked his family and said he would be spending more time with them following his campaign. He also thanked his staff and volunteers.
"It wasn’t easy, but nothing ever worth fighting for ever is and even though the outcome wasn’t the one we had hoped for, this was a campaign we all can be proud of," Maldonado's statement said.