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Brad Schneider wins 10th District, Dold tells supporters to hold heads up high

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CHICAGO (Associated Press) -

Democrat Brad Schneider says he got into politics to change the gridlock and inaction in Washington.

He won his first seat in public office Tuesday by defeating first-term Republican Congressman Bob Dold in northern Illinois' 10th District.

Schneider says the "promises of this country are at risk" and he believes he can make a difference. He says the country can't ignore the fact that gridlock is having a negative impact on the nation's economy and long-term future.

Both candidates had mounted aggressive campaigns, making hundreds of thousands of voter calls. Both also tried to portray themselves as being able to work with both parties.

Schneider founded his own management consultant firm.

SEE: Dold, Schneider vie to represent 10th District in U.S. Senate

Congressman Bob Dold told supporters in his concession speech to hold their heads up high.

He said supporter ran "a great and positive campaign that people across the country took notice of." But Dold says they ultimately came up short. Dold also thanked supporters for a "truly remarkable" few years and urged them to continue working for a better America.

The 10th District race was identified by both parties as one to watch. Both candidates mounted aggressive campaigns and tried to portray themselves as able to work across the aisle.

The newly-drawn district extends north of Chicago to the Wisconsin line. It's a mix of upscale and working-class communities.

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