By The Associated Press | November 7, 2012 | 1:32 AM EST

Vendors pack Romney Ryan merchandise after a watch party for U.S. Senate candidate, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Chesterfield, Mo. Akin lost the race to U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney has called President Barack Obama to concede the presidential race.

That's according to an Obama aide who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the call was private.

Romney is expected to speak shortly in Boston before supporters.

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