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One day after the primary, Raja Krishnamoorthi has conceded the Democratic primary race for Illinois Comptroller.
"A little while ago, I called David Miller to congratulate him on becoming the Democratic nominee for Illinois State Comptroller," said Krishnamoorthi in an e-mail message to supporters. "This is not the outcome we had hoped for, and we all wish last night and today would have included a victory celebration. Indeed, we came within a whisker of winning."
By late Wednesday evening, Miller had widened his lead to over 8,300 votes.
"I commend both Raja and Clint for running great, positive campaigns – they ran for the right reasons," said Miller in an e-mailed statement. "We all share the same heartfelt desire to overcome the challenges before us, and we all seek better transparency and accountability for taxpayers."