In several races, the defeated didn't so much concede as claim the silver medal.
'I cannot thank you enough. We worked hard. We had an incredible victory. Be encouraged. We have won. The Delaware political system will never be the same.'
'We're going to be watching those returns all night. All those people who called the race, it was maybe not a smart thing to do.'
'I hate a song that makes you think that you are just born to lose. Bound to lose. No good to nobody. No good for nothing.'
Ohio governor Ted Strickland, quoting a song by Woody Guthrie