Callie and I are so thankful for the wonderful people that came into our lives as a result of this campaign for Congress. We are so appreciative of the supporters that were willing to give of their time and their treasure in this effort. Although I was not victorious, I am a better person for having had the opportunity to spend the last 16 months getting to know the people of the 3rd Congressional District.
Throughout the primary election I continually stressed my belief that the 2010 election is the most important election in my life time. I still believe that.
My primary motivation for entering this race was my deep concern for my son’s future.
Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and President Obama are bankrupting this wonderful nation. They have rejected America’s unique role in the world and place in history. They have put the needs of their special interest allies, like big unions and big corporations, before those of the American people . We cannot allow their misguided efforts to undermine America’s prosperity.
Denny Heck, if elected to Congress, will vote to continue the Pelosi regime. He will vote with those who want to restrict the economic and individual freedoms of all Americans. He will not do anything to stop the reckless spending that is occurring, or reign in the unsustainable debt that is accruing. It is imperative that Republicans gain control of the House of Representatives in order to stop progressives like Denny Heck from marching this country into the abyss. Republicans must capture every seat in which we have a realistic chance of victory - that includes the 3rd Congressional District.
Jaime Herrera won the primary election and is the Republican nominee. She now has the opportunity to put the 3rd Congressional District back in the Republican column.
I respect, immensely, the feelings expressed by those of you who have determined to "vote your conscience" in this campaign, but I want to implore all of you to set aside any notion of sitting out this election, conducting a write-in campaign or, worse, voting for Denny Heck.
If you share my deep concern for our country - a concern for the future country that our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews will inherit - then set aside your anger and disappointment, reject Denny Heck and vote for the Republican nominee.