Idaho Rep. Bill Sali did finally concede the election to Walt Minnick late Wednesday, leaving what's described as a "gracious and heartfelt message" on Minnick's voicemail.

Sali spokesman Wayne Hoffman confirmed to the Associated Press [via Press-Tribune] that Sali would not be challenging the election results.

But Hoffman, who was himself a controversial figure in Sali's controversial single term in Washington, D.C., did not concede that the political road ahead for Sali is closed [see picture at left].

Hoffman: "Stay tuned. Bill has a lot of support out there. That's clear by the election results."