Almost one year ago I embarked on a journey many people thought was impossible. Although it ended in disappointment, I would not change a thing (well maybe one thing).
Throughout the ups and downs of the campaign I was supported by some of the most amazing people in the Commonwealth. I met the true Republican Party! Every time I sat in a living room in Bristol or spoke at a GOP meeting in Newport News or stopped at a country store in the valley, I saw the real Virginia. Everywhere I turned, I saw the hopes and dreams of people who want the best for their family, their state and their country.
I want to thank you for all of your encouragement and your support. You are the Republican Party. This movement is your movement; I have been honored to stand with you and fight for our values and principles. The battle is over but the war continues; see you on the battlefield soon!