With over three weeks passing since the election for the state’s 10th Congressional seat, challenger Michael Eggman has finally conceded, acknowledging defeat to incumbent Congressman Jeff Denham.
“This campaign was an amazing journey,” Eggman wrote in a Dec. 1 email, “but it has become evident during the most recent ballot count that there is no longer a plausible path forward even though there are still thousands of ballots yet to be counted.”
At last count by the Stanislaus County Registrar of Voters, the incumbent Denham received 52.3 percent of the vote in Stanislaus County. Denham had 51 percent in San Joaquin County.
Final tallies show that Eggman received 49 percent of the vote in San Joaquin and 47.7 percent in Stanislaus counties.
“It’s been a long, hard road but the fact that we traveled it together made it an incredible journey,” Eggman wrote to supporters. “Words can’t express how grateful I am for you standing beside me. It would have been an honor to serve you in Congress. All I can say is that I’ll never forget your support, effort, and friendship.”
Denham represents portions of Stanislaus and San Joaquin counties, including the communities of Oakdale, Riverbank and Escalon.