We did it!
Last night, our campaign won the Democratic primary for Arizona’s new Congressional District 9. The people of CD9 are ready for a change in Congress.
I want to thank each and every one of you for all of the support that you have given to our campaign in the last 8 months.
And I want to congratulate my opponents and their supporters on a hard-fought race. I know how hard they have worked and I respect the time and energy they’ve put into fighting for their beliefs. We have many beliefs in common, and first among them is that this Congress needs to change.
That’s because there is a crowd in Congress who want to gut Medicare and send the bill to senior citizens. That is just plain wrong, and that’s why Congress has to change.
In November, I will face a radical Republican who will stop at nothing to win this race.
Our families have been struggling in this economy for years, and Congress has failed to fix it. Instead, people like my opponent want to dictate women’s birth control decisions. That’s why Congress has to change.
I want to go to Congress to fight for the families who are the backbone of Arizona, and to rebuild our middle class — not reward millionaires and corporations with more tax cuts that explode our deficit.
I would like to humbly thank everyone who knocked on a door, made a phone call, made a contribution or cast a vote for our campaign. I deeply appreciate your belief in me and the values that we’ve stood up for. I will make you proud in Congress.