Conley: Loss is not a reflection on supporters' hard work

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September 24, 2013, 11:51 pm
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(NECN: John Moroney, Boston) - Suffolk County District Attorney and Boston mayoral candidate Dan Conley conceded around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday.

He said he had called Marty Walsh and John Connolly earlier and told them that he was getting out of the race. Conley finished in fourth place with a little over 11.3 percent of the vote.

Conley called the two winners "class acts" and said he would support the eventually winner in the November contest.

"This loss is not a reflection on me or on any of you or your hard work, the thousands of doors that we knocked, the thousands of calls that you made and the thousands of hours that you dedicated on my behalf. You're the greatest group of supporters anywhere, so thank you very much," he said in his concession speech.

A lot of supporters NECN spoke with Tuesday evening after the results came in expressed disappointment that Conley did not win, but said they were pleased he would be able to continue his work in the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office.

Tags: John Moroney, Dan Conley, Boston mayoral race, Boston mayoral preliminary election
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