Earlier today, Martha McSally called me and offered her congratulations. As I have always said, I honor Ms. McSally’s service to our country and appreciate the debate we had in this election over what is important to Southern Arizona.
I am deeply grateful to everyone who supported me in this campaign. Thank you to those who voted for me, knocked on doors, made phone calls, or contributed to this campaign in so many ways. Our charge is clear: to stand up for middle class families and look out for Southern Arizona’s future.
With the campaign over, I am eager to get back to work. Congress has important decisions to make, and we must seek compromise and bipartisanship in order to get things done. We must leave the harsh rhetoric and gridlock behind us.
Our children’s future depends on the decisions we make to strengthen our community and country. We must rebuild our middle class and strengthen our economy, make sure that our seniors will have the benefits they’ve worked hard for their whole lives, protect a woman’s ability to earn an equal wage and make her own healthcare decisions, and ensure our veterans get the benefits they’ve earned.
I cannot do this alone–I need the continued engagement of citizens. Our doors are open, and whether you voted for me or not, I want to hear from you. I will do my level best to represent every one of my constituents.