(CNN) - In a gubernatorial race that came down to the wire, Vermont Republican Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie conceded the race to his opponent, Democrat Peter Shumlin on Wednesday.
Dubie called Shumlin to congratulate him Wednesday morning, his campaign announced.
"I am so grateful to the thousands of Vermonters who supported this campaign," Dubie said. "This was an extremely close race. Voters have made their choice, and it is now time for all of us to unite as Vermonters and work together to move forward.
"It was extremely close, with only 3,000 votes or so determining the outcome, but he decided it was in the best interests of the state to let the transition proceed without calling for a recount," Dubie spokeswoman Kate Duffy said in an email to CNN.