ROANOKE, Va. – Sen. Mark Warner is projected to defeat his Republican challenger, Daniel Gade, and secure his third term in the U.S. Senate.
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Gade released a statement Wednesday morning, conceding to Sen. Warner. To read his full statement, click here:
"I will never stop fighting for our country and for the Constitution which sustains it, but this race is over. I concede and call on all of my supporters to recognize state and federal results with peace and unity. No matter the results of the Presidential election, in particular, it is paramount that every American realize that we still live in the greatest country on earth, and to work towards “liberty and justice for all.”
My family and my faith are the most important things in my life. My wife and I have been happily married for over 21 years, and our three great kids stood by my side this entire time. We are stronger and more resilient than ever, and look forward to a bright future, wherever the road may lead."Daniel Gade statement conceding to Sen. Mark Warner
Warner has represented Virginia in the Senate since 2009 and won in 2014 against Republican Ed Gillespie.
From 2002 to 2006, Warner served as governor of Virginia. As a senator, he now serves as Vice Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence. He is also on the Finance, Banking, Budget and Rules committees.
Gade, a decorated Army veteran who lost a leg in Iraq, is now an activist who focuses on veteran’s issues and military healthcare.
He has also served as a professor at West Point.