In every election, someone wins and someone loses. Yesterday was not our day to win.
Last night, I called Governor Crist to offer him my congratulations. He will now bear the Democratic standard in a contest where nothing less than the future of Florida is at stake. It will be a very tough fight to beat Rick Scott. Charlie Crist will need all of our support to win. He has mine.
I am very grateful to all the loyal and dedicated volunteers who worked so hard and for so long on our campaign these past many months. Your support meant so much me. I hope you know, as I do, that the election results were not a rejection of our ideas or ideals.
As I traveled across our state these past two years, I met and spoke with thousands of Floridians -- thousands of working men and women, retirees, and students. Not all of them were Democrats. But almost all of them shared a desire for making Florida better by investing in education and making healthcare available for everyone. The voters we reached believe in fairness and social justice for all. These are all issues Floridians care about. And they remain an important part of the dialog of this election.
I entered this race to defeat Rick Scott and get Florida back on the right track. That is a goal to which I remain committed.
Tomorrow I’ll be attending Democratic unity rallies in Orange County and Broward County. They will kick off the run to the General Election – the run that, with your support, will make Rick Scott a one-term governor.
Thank you all again for all of your support!