andrea mccarren was there. >> it has been a long and difficult campaign. it's also been a joyful one. >> reporter: george allen's concession speech was met with stunned silence until someone in the room yelled "no." >> we're not happy with the results but we're still alive and as long as they don't kill you you can keep fighting. >> i'm trying to remember back in 2000 -- where were we? were people saying god it's all over i'm so sorry and then wow we've got a shot. >> reporter: this was not tonight the virginia republicans had envisioned. >> it's not over yet. there is hope. >> you wouldn't be in denial would you? >> no. we haven't heard from florida. we haven't heard from over states. >> reporter: many in the crowd say this is reminiscence of the 2000 presidential election and they are holding on to a glimmer of hope until every vote is counted. >> really isn't over yet. i mean i do hearken back to 2000 when hey, they were reporting, i went to bed at 3:00 a.m. and when i woke up the next morning it was in turmoil and we were at the supreme court you know.
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