Last night Matt Isenhower called me to offer congratulations on a hard fought campaign and victory. Matt was gracious in his comments and I told him how much respect I have for anyone that steps into the ring and runs for office, and I especially recognized the sacrifices his family made.
I could not have won re-election this year without your incredible help. To all of you who wrote letters, pounded in signs, plugged me on social media, talked to your friends for me, donated, waved signs, walked in parades, knocked on doors, made phone calls, sent emails, and much more -- you have my deepest thanks. I also want to thank Molly and the kids for their strength in supporting me in this effort. I am truly humbled by all you did for me. I won't forget the effort you made to help me win-- and I won't let you down.
Now the hard work begins.
Our goal all along was to get back to the work of moving our state forward and now the task is at hand. We have immense challenges ahead to improve schools for our kids, get our roads moving, and protect your tax dollars. We can now face these challenges from the foundation of bipartisan progress we built over the past two years and go to work knowing that we have the confidence of voters to stay the course.
This victory is a victory for all of us. Now let’s move forward.
Thank you very much for all of your support.