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"This was an extraordinarily close election," Virginia Attorney General-elect Mark R. Herring (above) said as his Republican rival, Mark D. Obenshain (below), seen with his wife, Suzanne, conceded the race to the Democrat in Richmond on Wednesday. Mr. Obenshain had called for a statewide recount in November after an initial count found a 165-vote margin. (associated press photographs)

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