From Edd Houck's Facebook page:
Senator Edd Houck
"There is a time for everything, a season for every activity under the heaven...a time to search and a time to give up".
Today at 2:30 p.m. following a conference call with my legal team and campaign advisors, I determined that I must concede this election. I do so knowing that "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith".
To the hundreds of my supporters, I ...wish I could have given you the victory you deserve. But, it simply did not happen. At 4:00 today, I called Bryce Reeves, made my concession, wished him well and offered my assistance as he enters into the Senate of Virginia. At this uncertain economic time in Virginia, he deserves your full support and prayers.
I can never express to each of you my most sincere heartfelt thanks for your support over the past 28 years. I have been blessed by your friendship. I hope to see each of you in the near future.