Illinois Rep. Bean concedes, lost by 291 votes

Illinois Rep. Melissa Bean (D) was unable to overcome the 347-vote Election Day deficit with challenger Joe Walsh (R) and has conceded the race.

Bean was hoping that some 1,500 outstanding absentee and provisional ballots would give her the win, but continued counting this week proved otherwise. She ended up losing by 291 votes out of some 200,000 that were cast.

On Tuesday night, Bean called Walsh to congratulate him on the win. She's holding a press conference Wednesday morning in Schaumburg to discuss her future plans.

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