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"An adviser to Allen, speaking on condition of anonymity because his boss had not formally decided to end the campaign, said the senator wanted to wait until most of canvassing was completed before announcing his decision, possibly as early as this evening," reports the Boston Globe.  "The adviser said that Allen was disinclined to request a recount if the final vote spread was similar to the figures that were reported on election night." 

The New York Times: "Mr. Webb, taking a page from the Republican playbook in the contested presidential vote count in Florida in 2000, tried to cast his victory as inevitable."