Schneider concedes, Dold wins 10th District Congressional seat

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Democrat Brad Schneider conceded to his opponent Republican Bob Dold Tuesday night in the 10th District Congressional race. (WLS)

Former Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Dold has won a rematch over Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider in Illinois' 10th District. Rep. Schneider conceded the race Tuesday night in north suburban Northbrook.

"Tonight we fell short of our goal, but we came incredibly close, and we fought incredibly hard the entire way," Rep. Schneider said.

Dold, of Kenilworth, narrowly lost a 2012 re-election bid to Schneider of Deerfield. Republicans, including current U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, have represented the district in Chicago's northern suburbs since the 1970s. Republicans felt they had a good chance to reclaim the seat in a non-presidential year, when Democratic voters tend to drop off.

Schneider conceded Tuesday evening noting the campaign "fell short of our goal" but "came incredibly close."

Both candidates tilted toward the center during the campaign to attract independent voters. Dold supports abortion rights, gun control and raising the minimum wage.

While Schneider's campaign had the help of big-name Democrats, Dold touted support of local officials and Kirk.

ABC7Chicago.com contributed to this report.

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