John Featherman has issued his concession statement in his race against Karen Brown for the Philadelphia Republican mayoral primary. Though the primary was May 17, a close vote resulted in recounts.
Featherman released the following: “We lost the mayoral primary by a mere 64 votes on 16,674 votes cast. Thanks to so many supporters – but most notably the Tea Party movement — our insurgent campaign put the Republican City Committee on notice: The voters matter more than the party leaders. We are now becoming a true opposition party and will make Pennsylvania a battleground in next year’s presidential election.“