By CATHERINE WELCH
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Republican Secretary of State candidate Catherine Taylor has conceded the race to Democrat Ralph Mollis.
In a released statement, Taylor congratulated Mollis in what she called a hard fought race. She said the 1.2 percent margin shows the importance of counting every vote, and that the two candidates agreed last night to look at the margin fresh this morning.
Taylor said she is confident every vote has been counted. Unofficial results show Mollis ahead of Taylor by 3,794 votes, not enough to trigger a recount.
Taylor said she looks forward to finding ways to serve Rhode Island, but wouldn't say whether she will try again for the Secretary of State's office.
Republican candidate Catherine Taylor's statement
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