RELATED: Sylvester Turner wins Houston's mayoral runoff election against Tony Buzbee
Turner had 57 percent of the vote compared to Tony Buzbee's 43 percent.
Buzbee stayed strong, saying his team didn't lose, they just ran out of time.
"I'm not mad. I'm not bitter. I'm not discouraged," he said in a room full of his supporters.
On Saturday night, Buzbee told supporters he will wait until Sunday morning to make a concession speech, holding out hope for final voting returns.
However on Sunday morning, no speech was made.
Buzbee posted his more literal exit on his Instagram.
"We need a bit of R&R and then we will be back with a vengeance," the caption reads. "Thank you for all of the support!! We love you Houston!"
After spending $12.3 million of his own money & losing the #HouMayor race, Tony Buzbee posts that he’s taking off on his private plane for some R&R.— Miya Shay (@ABC13Miya) December 15, 2019
Mayor Turner is going to church this morning. #abc13 latest:https://t.co/hHGOtCOQcD pic.twitter.com/ZR0em3OPBN
Buzbee spent $12.3 million of his own money for his campaign.