ANNANDALE, Va. (WUSA) - Republican Keith Fimian congratulated Congressman Gerry Connolly in a statement saying he's decided not to pursue a recount in Virginia's 11th District race.
The congressman was re-elected by only 981 votes, or about .4%.
"I had blockage in an artery and was causing me some discomfort," said Congressman Gerry Connolly who spent last weekend in the hospital after a routine test which found a blood clot. He told reporters he's fine and wanted to focus on his win, not on the slim margin.
"There were four competitive races in Virginia. Only one was left standing. You're looking at him," he said.
He called the election the most toxic for democrats in 64 years and said he rejected the questions about why he almost lost the race to how he pulled it off in such a climate.