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Democrat Tim Kaine defeated Republican George Allen in Virginia on Tuesday night as the GOP candidate conceded the race after CBS News called it.
"I've called Tim and congratulated him," Allen said. "We still remain friends personally and that's an important thing. I've congratulated him and pledged my support as he takes on the task of [representing the people of Virginia]."
During a halftime interview on Monday Night Football, Mitt Romney was asked what he'd change in sports if he had one choice.
"It has to be the specter of drugs -- and performance enhancing drugs of all kinds," he said. "We have to continue to battle that. We have to make sure that our technology keeps up with the people that are trying to skirt around the law. ... We're going to have to change the culture that says to people, using performance enhancing drugs is acceptable. It is simply not."
In a halftime interview during Monday Night Football, President Obama likened political reporters to sports journalists.
"Political reporters are a lot like sports reporters," he said. "You lose a game and you're a bum. You win a game, you're a God. You know, the truth is, just like in sports, in politics we're all human, we make mistakes. Sometimes we perform well. But the key is to just stay focused on what it is that you're doing."