Atty Gen: Montgomery (R) Formally Concedes
From the Dann campaign:
Today just after 3 p.m., Ohio Auditor Betty Montgomery called Attorney General-Elect Marc Dann to concede Tuesday's election. "Auditor Montgomery was gracious and lovely," Dann said. "She told me that I can call on her for support and help."UPDATE: According to the Plain Dealer, Montgomery is already in Florida and is not taking telephone calls.
Dann said he was pleased that Montgomery called. During remarks he made to supporters Tuesday night, Dann pointed out the many contributions that Montgomery has made to the state during her many years of public service, including her fine work with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). Dann said Montgomery told him that she did not call Tuesday night to concede because she went to sleep before the results were tallied.
"I look forward to working with Auditor Montgomery and all people - regardless of their political affiliation," Dann said. "What we must focus on in the Ohio Attorney General's office has nothing to do with partisan politics. We have serious work to do."
Dann will be meeting with current Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro in Columbus Thursday afternoon and will begin meeting with staff members soon.