PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A Pennsylvania state Senate race, where socialism became a big buzzword went deep into the night.READ MORE: St. Patrick's Day Parade In Pittsburgh Sees Smaller Crowd For Celebrations In September
In fact, the concession from the losing candidate came early Wednesday morning.
Republican Jeremy Shaffer conceded around 1:30 a.m., even though all the precincts had not reported yet.
He made the announcement on his Facebook page.READ MORE: Male Suspect In Custody After 3 People Shot At Baby Shower At Kinloch Volunteer Fire Department
He went on to congratulate Democrat Lindsey Williams on her victory and said the overall tide against him in the district covering the suburbs and city was too strong to overcome.
Williams declared victory around 12:30 a.m., winning by 500 votes.MORE NEWS: Allegheny Co. Police Investigating After Woman Found With Gunshot Wound In City Of Duquesne
She says she’s ready to work for the families of District 38 and all of Pennsylvania, fighting for good jobs with fair wages, for access to affordable, quality healthcare and for fully funded public schools.