Vermont's GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Concedes

Peter Shumlin, Democratic candidate for governor, right, shakes hands with a voter outside the Winooski Senior Center in Winooski, Vt., Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2010. A five-way race for governor, a three-way GOP primary for U.S. House and a primary challenge for U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy top the ballot for Vermont's primary election Tuesday. AP Photo/Alden Pellett

Vermont's Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Dubie is conceding the race to his Democratic opponent Peter Shumlin.

Dubie made the announcement at a Wednesday morning news conference at his Williston campaign headquarters.

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His concession came after unofficial results from Tuesday's polling gave Shumlin a lead of about 3,000 votes or about 1.5 percentage points.

As of 9 a.m. Wednesday, Shumlin campaign Manager Alex MacLean says Shumlin hadn't heard from Dubie.

With 89 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday, Shumlin had 49.4 percent of the vote compared to 47.9 percent for Dubie.
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