St. Petersburg, Florida - Just before 8 p.m., Alex Sink entered a conference room at the Hilton Hotel in Carillion to the applause of supporters.
"Obviously, you've heard the results and they're not the results that any of us wanted," said Sink.
READ:Alex Sink's concession(PDF)
Flanked by her children, the former state CFO publicly conceded the hotly contested District 13 race.
LINK:District 13 results
Related Story:Republican David Jolly wins FL-13 special election
"I've spoken to David Jolly and congratulated him on a hard-fought campaign," she said.
Sink garnered 46.56% of the votes with 84,877 ballots cast in her favor versus Jolly's 48.43% with 88,924.
"I was disappointed, obviously, for folks in the Sink campaign," said supporter Edward Johnson, urban development manager for the City of Tampa. "Hopefully, Alex will run again in November."
Whether Sink will run in the midterm elections remains unclear.
When approached by reporters after her speech, Sink ignored repeated requests for interviews and left through a back door.
"All is not lost, you know. The general election -- when you have a larger election like November, it brings out [more voters]," said Johnson.
It is still unclear if Libertarian Lucas Overby siphoned off Sink's votes.
She lost by 3,400 votes.
Overby pulled in 8,800 votes.
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