Moneta, VA – To my fellow conservatives, I want to thank you!
During this campaign I have had the privilege of meeting so many great fifth district Virginians. And, I have learned so many things as I have toured the district in our campaign bus . It is clear that the citizens of our area are looking for a strong constitutional conservative leader that will share our values. I am so very grateful for all the encouragement and support that they have given me.
Tonight, Robert Hurt was elected to be the Republican Candidate for Congress in the Fifth District. I congratulate him on his victory.
I will not abandon all those who shared their hopes and ideals with me during the campaign. In the coming days, I will be forming a political action committee to bring together all those who share the same ideals as me of limited government, fiscal responsibility, and who will fight for a return to the essential foundations of our Republic as established by our Founding Fathers.
From this moment forward, we must be steadfast in ensuring that our conservative values matter, that our country and its future is at stake, and that, as Thomas Jefferson once said, “vigilance is the eternal price of liberty.” Let us all unite behind our firm belief that if we do not act now, we will only be at fault for the failure of this great Republic.
I am extremely grateful to those who cast their ballot for me today. I am honored and humbled by the confidence that you placed in me. And for those who voted for Robert Hurt and others, I thank you for giving me the opportunity to seek your vote. This has been one of the most exhilarating and rewarding experiences of my life.
Now, I will return back to my home, and I will continue to facilitate and protect small business, and will endeavor to further our social and fiscally conservative agenda, in my county, in our district, and in our great commonwealth.
We, as conservatives, must be unified to defeat Tom Perriello this November. And, we must do this now.
I want to thank you, my fellow conservatives, for the incredible experience that was my campaign. I have driven my campaign bus throughout every county and city in this district, and it was an experience that I will never, ever forget. I look forward to working with you to ensure victory for our future conservative candidates in the fifth district, and to advance our conservative principles and traditional values both now, and in the future.
This was only a battle tonight, but the war for the future of our Republic continues. Let us not forget the battle we waged tonight, and the battle that we shall wage in the near future.
Yours in liberty,