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Democrat Concedes Tight State Senate Race In Philly Suburb

Jim Saska
Keystone Crossroads
State Rep. Tina Davis, a Democrat, knocks on doors in Bucks County in her attempt to win Pennsylvania's 6th Senatorial District.

The Democrat in a suburban Philadelphia 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.

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 would maintain 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.