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Democrat Concedes Tight State Senate Race in Philly Suburb

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    Democrat Concedes Tight State Senate Race in Philly Suburb
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    Shown is the Pennsylvania Capitol building in Harrisburg, Pa., Monday, July 10, 2017.

    The Democrat in a Bucks County state Senate contest is conceding in a race where she says she trails the six-term Republican incumbent by 74 votes.

    Democrat Tina Davis said in a statement Tuesday that she's ending her campaign against Republican Sen. Robert Tomlinson. He represents the Sixth Senate District, serving parts of southeastern Bucks County.

    Davis made the announcement a day after a judge rejected her lawsuit to order Bucks County officials to count more than 200 absentee ballots received after the legal deadline of Nov. 2.

    With Tomlinson's victory, Republicans will hold a 29-21 majority in Pennsylvania's Senate after losing five seats in the Nov. 6 election.

    Davis will still return to Harrisburg, since she also ran successfully for a fifth term in her state House seat.