Eyewitness to History: Quinn took 5 weeks to concede in 1998 race

Saturday, November 8, 2014
Eyewitness to History
Gov. Pat Quinn took five weeks to concede in the race for lieutenant governor in 1998.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Gov. Pat Quinn held out hope he could find the votes needed to claw his way to victory.

But just one day after the election, he spoke for less than four minutes and conceded the race.

But it wasn't the longest election holdout in his political career.

Back in 1998, Quinn took five weeks before conceding he lost the democratic primary for lieutenant governor. When he finally did concede, his still didn't admit he lost.

In this morning's Eyewitness to History: John Garcia's report from April 21, 1998.

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