Former one-term Republican Congressman Bob Dold has won back Illinois' 10th congressional district seat from freshman Democratic U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider.
The Democratic congressman, who unseated Dold back in 2012, conceded shortly after 9:30 p.m. at his election night headquarters where the disappointment was palpable.
Schneider started his concession speech by congratulating Dold.
"Bob, this has been a hard-fought campaign, and I wish you only good in representing our district," Schneider said at the Northbrook Hilton.
After thanking his supporters, volunteers and family, Schneider said, "Tonight, we fell short of our goal. We came incredibly close, and we fought incredibly hard the entire way."
The congressman added that the "goal of this campaign wasn't some title or to fulfill some lifelong political ambition."