Thank you so much -- to this entire community -- for your interest in the U.S. Senate race, and your commitment to making BlueNC a place for dialogue on the issues and the importance of this election.
I am obviously so happy to have emerged from the strong field of candidates as the nominee, but I'd be remiss if I didn't thank Jim, Duskin, Howard and Marcus as well. Throughout this process I’ve become a better campaigner and, I believe, more prepared to take on Elizabeth Dole.
After my press conference on Tuesday evening, Mark Binker from the Greensboro News & Record asked me what I was planning to do to get the support of folks which may have supported my opponents, specifically Jim Neal. I'll tell you what I told him -- I'm going to talk to you and meet you and ask for your support. Regardless of anything else, the one thing I KNOW we can agree on is our commitment to defeating Elizabeth Dole and bringing a real North Carolinian to Washington. I sincerely hope I can count on your support.
There’s still so much to do, and the road to victory in November is a long one. But with your help, and your support, we can give Elizabeth Dole those pair of Ruby Red Slippers so she can click her heels three times, and go back to Kansas (with Bob)!