I hope this finds you doing well. To those who I’ve not yet spoken with since the election, I apologize for the delay. I’m working my way through calling all of our campaign’s key supporters to thank you and to catch up. If I haven’t connected with you yet, I’ll call soon.
In the meantime, I want to thank you for all the support that you’ve given to Jessie and me, our family, our team, and our entire campaign. While we were of course disappointed in the election result, we’re also incredibly proud of the campaign we ran, and of our entire team. As the primary night map showed, our message resonated throughout the state of Wisconsin, and in many of the key geographies that will decide the result of this and future general elections in our state.
Primaries often aren’t fun, and this was a long and too often personal one. Despite this, I’m proud that our campaign kept a consistent focus on the need for citizens outside of the political class to step up and interject common sense and solutions into a political process that’s obviously broken in the eyes of most Americans.
As I said on election night, it is critical that we unite to defeat Tammy Baldwin. From her support of the Iran Deal, to her misguided faith in government-run health care, Tammy Baldwin has not – and will not – provide solutions that increase opportunity and solve problems for the people of Wisconsin. Her approach to America’s foreign affairs – one that empowers and enables our enemies – will make future armed conflict more, not less likely.
Tammy Baldwin let our veterans down at Tomah – there is no doubt about it. But it is Tammy Baldwin’s allegiance to government-run bureaucracies that led her to make that mistake, and it’s that same allegiance that will lead to future mistakes. As State Senator Vukmir makes the case for common sense policies and solutions that put power in the hands of people, she has my support, and I hope yours as well.
Thank you again for everything. Jessie and I look forward to continuing to work with each of you to help secure the future of our state and nation.
Take care, and I look forward to speaking soon.