DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Chuck Bradley had been running for the District 33 Congressional seat for the better part of 18 months, but he says the numbers were just too great to overcome.

Bradley was all optimism and smiles as he arrived for his watch party; but the early voting numbers showed Marc Veasey’s lead was insurmountable.

“I’ve seen the numbers,” he told CBS 11 News, “it looks like we’re out of it; we gave it a great effort; we worked very hard, the party worked hard, but we just didn’t quite get the numbers we were counting on and I’m not going to win this, and I wish Mr. Veasey the very best and I hope he’ll do what he says he’ll do and work very hard for District 33.”

Bradley said he could not have worked any harder.  He admitted being outspent, but says his biggest obstacle was the way the district was drawn to favor a Democrat.

“There was no chance,” he said, “there were just too many Democrats, too many liberals not enough conservatives, too many Democrats not enough Republicans, any way you want to label it we just didn’t stand a chance.”

He anticipates the district will remain in Democratic hands for a long time.   Bradley told CBS 11 News that on Tuesday night he didn’t even have a telephone number for Veasy and hadn’t called Veasey to congratulate him, but that he will on Wednesday.

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