George Allen concedes to Tim Kaine in Va.

Former senator George Allen (R) has conceded to former Virginia governor Tim Kaine (D) in the race for the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Jim Webb (D). The Washington Post has called this race for Kaine. 

"We haven't succeeded," Allen told Republicans gathered at Richmond's Omni hotel for an election night party. "Tonight after a very hard fought contest, we're reminded how closely divided we are."

He noted that both he and Kaine will now have served as both senator and governor. 

"Both Tim and I have had the highest honor anybody can be accorded, to serve as governor," he said. "I also had the opportunity to serve in the U.S. Senate. Now, Tim Kaine with have the opportunity to serve in the United States Senate. I've called him."

Ben Pershing contributed to this report. 

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