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Erika Harold Concedes To Kwame Raoul In Illinois AG Race


Democratic State Senator Kwame Raoul of Chicago defeated Urbana lawyer Erika Harold – in the race for Attorney General.

Just an hour and a half after the polls closed, Harold took the stage at the I-Hotel to announce she had conceded to her democratic opponent. While many expected a close race, Raoul held an early double-digit lead over the Harvard law grad.

Despite the outcome, Harold said she was proud of her campaign.

She also invoked her strong religious faith in her concession speech. 

“And on the day I decided I wanted to run for this office, the bible verse about finishing well the race that God has set before you came to me. And I didn’t know what that would mean. But what I knew was there was a race that God had set before me and I wanted to finish it well.”

Harold said she would continue to advocate for the things she campaigned on. Namely: criminal justice reform and ending public corruption.