Eichhorn not ready to concede

George Eichhorn of Stratford finished 413 votes behind Christopher Reed in Tuesday’s GOP primary for the Republican Party’s 2008 U.S. senate nomination.  His campaign issued the following statement this morning:

"The Republican primary race is so close it is still not clear that a winner can be discerned from the preliminary unofficial numbers released last night.

The county canvass next week should provide more information.

Official numbers arrive at the conclusion of the county and state canvass. 

State election law provides for a  recount in primary races within 1%.

One thing we know for certain is that Republicans will be unified against Harkin."

The "Harkin" referred to in that last sentence would be Tom Harkin, the current U.S. senator — a Democrat who is seeking a fifth term.

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About O.Kay Henderson

O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.