Republican House candidate to concede in Washington state

OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) – A Republican U.S. House candidate in Washington state whose comments about abortion and rape angered women’s rights groups said Thursday he planned to concede defeat to his Democratic opponent. John Koster, a former dairy farmer turned Tea Party favorite, blamed the loss on lackluster financial support from state and national Republican leaders and said he would make his concession to Democrat Suzan DelBene official on Friday morning. DelBene, a former Microsoft Corp executive, led Koster with 53.3 percent of the vote to 46. …

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