McCain concedes presidency

November 5, 2008 4:34:43 AM PST
Republican John McCain concedes the presidential race to Barack Obama, saying the Democrat has achieved a "great thing" for himself and the country with his historic victory. Race results: Key Races | State Representatives | State Senate | Harris County | Ft. Bend County | Galveston County | Montgomery County | Brazoria County | All Races

McCain -- with wife Cindy on one side and running-mate Sarah Palin on the other -- urged his supporters to put aside partisan differences and work to get "the country moving again."

Speaking from outside the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, McCain told his supporters: "It's natural tonight to feel some disappointment. Though we fell short, the failure is mine, not yours."

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