Kerry concedes, White House aide says

Democratic Sen. John Kerry phoned President Bush on Wednesday to concede the presidential election, a White House aide said.
President Bush was to deliver a victory statement at 3 p.m. ET, Bush aides said. Kerry was expected to make a concession speech at 1 p.m. ET at Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts.
Kerry’s phone call came a few hours after White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card announced that the Bush campaign was convinced the president had won re-election.
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