Bradshaw concedes state Senate race after recount

Posted November 19, 2014

Tom Bradshaw and John Alexander

— Two weeks after Election Day, Republican John Alexander can finally claim victory after a recount in the state Senate District 15 race did not change his margin of victory.

Wake County Elections Director Cherie Poucher told WRAL News that Alexander maintained his less-than-1-percentage-point lead over Democrat Tom Bradshaw when the recount was completed shortly after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. The Wake County Board of Elections will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday to certify the result.

"I congratulate John Alexander on his election to the North Carolina Senate. I wish him the best as he represents District 15 during the next legislative session," Bradshaw said in a statement.


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  • rastubar Nov 23, 2014

    Reading some of these comments is where there is stinking thinking in our state. Research: who has run this state for the last 60 years? And you want to know why we are in debt as a state!!!

  • Hippy_mom Nov 21, 2014

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    While I agree with you 49.5% (joking!), I'll have to say that this race gave voters a much better choice than most of the races this election. It wasn't choosing the "lesser of two evils." Both the Bradshaw and Alexander families have done a lot for Raleigh and NC.

  • B.c. Jimmy Nov 21, 2014
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    congrats mr. alexander...

  • mayhem Nov 20, 2014

    Good for Tom. Now he doesn't have to hang out with those scoundrels in the legislature!

  • Terry Watts Nov 20, 2014
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    Pretty classy campaign run by both men... I think we all won on this - I think both candidates are qualified...

  • Michael Lashley Nov 20, 2014
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    It's suprising Bradshaw got as close as he did considering the GOP lean of the district thanks to gerrymandering

  • A person Nov 20, 2014

    We never had any doubt at all who would win, it was the best candidate this time around