Thank you for all your hard work and support. Your dedication and belief in me are much appreciated. I am proud of the effort we put forth and that we talked about the issues that matter to the future of our state and our country. We ran against a very well financed opponent, who to his credit worked hard. His party spent a lot to hold on to the seat and no doubt he will be beholden to them. The DFL almost took back the majority and we came close in helping in that effort. It will be interesting to see how a more closely divided house shapes the debate. Let’s hope they can get something done. Picking up the Bonding bill would be a good place to start.
I am hearing from many of you and it is gratifying to know that you appreciate what we did. One wrote, “You ran well, you had a fine team and you gave me reason to hope.” That pretty well sums it up. Although we came up short once again, I think we made a difference in bringing forth the issues that will shape the coming debate at the legislature. I intend to keep talking about them and using this blog to weigh in on the session as it unfolds. Feel free to join the discussion and offer your thoughts.