We fought the good fight but couldn’t pull off a victory tonight. It wasn’t for lack of trying. Our campaign knocked on over 5,000 doors and we raised enough money to be competitive.
But running against a good field of seven candidates who had either run for office before or who worked for politicians with established networks proved to be too much for this short special election. We couldn’t overcome the advantages.
I want to congratulate Karol Collymore and Loretta Smith for advancing to the next round.
Tonight I want to say a special word of thanks to Bob Durston, Wendy Marsh, Wade Nkrumah, Andrew Plambeck and Michele Rogelstad (our field director) for their incredible work as our campaign team. We also greatly appreciated the work of Michael King with WinPower.
We were also fortunate to have Gretchen Kafoury and Steve Novick backing our campaign 100%.
Of course, Liz Smith Currie and our daughters Frances and Katherine deserve the most thanks. They were amazing, as always.
And finally, thank you to all our volunteers and contributors. You put your faith and trust in me and I will be forever grateful.
We can’t thank you enough!
Talk about good press! Too bad it came after the results were in. :)