Kerry, Out of Options, Admits Defeat

Sen. John Kerry salutes a crowd of supporters. Credit: Reuters

Sen. John Kerry salutes a crowd of supporters before giving his concession speech Wednesday. Reuters hide caption

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Sen. John Kerry concedes the state of Ohio's 20 electoral votes, solidifying President Bush's victory in the election. Kerry and his running-mate, Sen. John Edwards, had been reluctant to bow out of the race. Hear NPR's Ron Elving and NPR's Neal Conan.

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