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Text of Mitt Romney's concession speech

Text of Mitt Romney's concession speech
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney wave to supporters after Romney conceded the race at his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

From The Associated Press - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's concession speech Tuesday night in Boston, as transcribed by Roll Call:

Obama e-mail to supporters: 'You made this happen'

Obama e-mail to supporters: 'You made this happen'
President Barack Obama is embraced by a volunteer as he visits a campaign office the morning of the 2012 election, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama's camp sent the following e-mail to supporters once projections of his re-election came down.

Obama headed to second term as president

Obama headed to second term as president
President Barack Obama speaks to media as he visits a campaign office the morning of the 2012 election, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
President Barack Obama has been re-elected to a second term, defeating Republican Mitt Romney in a hard-fought race in which the economy was the dominant issue.

Aww... Charlie Hales gives his wife a kiss

Aww... Charlie Hales gives his wife a kiss
Portland mayoral candidate Charlie Hales kisses his wife after hearing that he will be the city's next mayor. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. KATU photo.

Meanwhile, his opponent has conceded the race for Portland mayor.

Jefferson Smith supporters hopeful their candidate will pull through

Jefferson Smith supporters hopeful their candidate will pull through
FILE - Portland mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith appears on "Your Voice, Your Vote" on Sunday, May 27, 2012. KATU photo.

KATU Reporter Anna Canzano is at the camp for Portland Mayoral candidate Jefferson Smith. She said despite the numbers being down for Smith, the attitude is an upbeat one and his supporters are hopeful.

At the Hales camp

At the Hales camp

Charlie Hales and his supporters eagerly await the results of tonight's election. Photo by KATU Reporter Dan Tilkin.