The Sun's Luke Broadwater reports:

Shannon Sneed, the television producer who finished just 43 votes short of unseating Councilman Warren Branch in Baltimore City Council District 13, posted a concession message on her campaign Facebook page Thursday and pledged to continue her activist work in East Baltimore.

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In an interview earlier this week, Branch, the brother of Del. Talmadge Branch (D-Baltimore), claimed victory in a race that was too close to call for more than a week. He praised Sneed's campaign as "wonderful."

"She put on a positive campaign. There was no innuendo and slander," Branch said.

Sneed, who has worked for WJZ-13, has not responded to calls and emails seeking comment.

About 4,500 votes were cast in the district's five-person primary race.

The Baltimore City Board of Elections expects to certify the election results this afternoon, officials there said.

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