I want to say thank you. Running for office is a team sport and I am so grateful to the team that has rallied around me. Many of you have generously given your time, talent, treasure, encouragement and counsel to this first-time candidate. The last year has been an incredible journey and I will never forget the kindness and support you have shown me along the way.
Unfortunately, tonight's results were not what we were hoping for. I am very proud of the positive campaign we ran and I am proud to have brought a fresh voice to our national conversation. I have congratulated Kelly Cooper and look forward to watching all of our great Republican candidates take back the House in November.
I got into this race because I believe that the American Dream is worth fighting for, that living in a country where you can blaze your own trail no matter where you start is uniquely, and beautifully, American. While this campaign is ending, my commitment to preserving these ideals remains.
God bless you all and I hope to see you around!