I’m overwhelmed with gratitude today, and I wanted to take a moment to thank the BMG Community for everything you’ve done for me and for my campaign over the past few months.
Your support — the time you spent volunteering for this campaign, the money you contributed, and of course the BMG Kiss of Death (!) — has been nothing short of incredible.
Although we didn’t reach the result we were hoping for last night, we have much to be proud of.
In just five months, we went from zero — no name recognition, no money, just a few hardy volunteers — to 36% percent of the vote, against an incumbent who began this campaign with over $1 million in the bank.
That’s a serious accomplishment, and it could not have been done without you.
The fact is, we sent a message. Voters registered their dissatisfaction with the job that Congressman Lynch has been doing — and although, in a low-turnout election, it wasn’t enough to put us over the edge, I know he heard the message.
In my work over the years, I’ve learned that one of the most important ways of building power and influence for the progressive movement is by reminding those in power that we DO notice when they vote the wrong way. And when they vote the wrong way too often, on too many important issues, we hold them accountable.
That’s what we did in this campaign. Thanks to you, Congressman Lynch knows we are paying attention — and I think he’ll think twice before casting votes that would hurt working families again in the future.
And the fight for Better Democrats doesn’t end here. We lost this race, but there will be more elections to come, and many more ways for all of us to get and stay involved, and keep pushing for better representation.
Thanks again for all of your help and support over the past few months. A candidate couldn’t have asked for a better team of supporters to have on his side.