Quotes from Jack Wagner mayoral concession, via Rich Lord:
"It's hard to believe in the city of Pittsburgh how few votes it really takes to win the Democratic primary, but the bottom line is that BP has more votes than I do, so he is the winner."
"But I stand here tonight before you being very proud of myself, my family, and mostly of all of you."
"We have one of the greatest cities in the world, and you know that."
"I ran for mayor to make it better -- to make it better in a whole multitude of ways. Because I saw serious flaws in how our city functions."
"We have a great private sector in this city. We have a great labor sector in this city. ... We have a fantastic foundation community, we have great neighborhoods, and most of all we have great people."
"I still believe it's not working well, and it still needs to be fixed. And I really believe that I have the expertice to become a mayor and to correct many of it sproblems, but also to bring unity to the city."
"Unfortunately just this evening, a young child was shot and killed."
"There are many other problems that we need to correct in Pittsburgh in terms of trying to move our city forward."
"I lost an election tonight. But worse things have happened in life. Worse things have happened in my life. Worse things have happened in many people's lives. But we're still together."
(And after the speech):
"Obviously, I'm a realist," Mr. Wagner said after his concession speech. "Not many people voted.
"Twenty thousand votes, and you win? That's really unbelievable."
He said the negative ads took a toll.
"Bill Peduto started the negative ads. It wasn't me. I am not an advocate of negative campaigning. But I had to respond."
He said he took particular umbrage at the claim that he had cut Meals on Wheels funding, saying it was false.
"The race is over. It's time to move on," he said.
"I live here. I was born here. And I hope to die here," Mr. Wagner said. "I will be very involved in some way in our city of Pittsburgh."
He wouldn't rule out another political campaign.
"You never know what the future brings," he said. "I'll analyze those situations as I go forward."