Thank You

Friends,

Last night we had a tremendous victory and it would not have been possible without your friendship and support. Our campaign had more than 6,000 grassroots donors and hundreds of committed volunteers who gave their all for the Obama-Kaine-Connolly team here in the 11th district. To each and every one of you, I say thank you.

The 11th district results are still being verified, but it looks like we will win with more than 60% of the vote, the largest margin of my 18-year career in public office. I want to thank my Republican opponent and his family. Running for office is not easy, but our democracy could not function without people like Chris willing to put their personal lives on hold to step into the arena. 

Last night's results make it clear that voters want functional government and real solutions, not rabid partisan rhetoric. They want leaders who will come together to solve problems and get something done. That's what I have done here in Northern Virginia, and what I will continue to do in Congress.

But in reelecting President Obama and electing my friend Tim Kaine here in Virginia, voters also made a statement that they believe in our Constitutional framework of strong individual rights within the context of a community made up of "we the people" with a role for a functional government "in order to form a more perfect union." They have rejected an extreme philosophy of social darwinism that would dismantle our social contract and return our nation to a 19th century survival-of-the-fittest society. 

I am honored to be reelected and to have received the trust of our voters to represent them for another two years. On their behalf, I will continue to fight for the values we share while seeking common ground to move our country forward.

Sincerely,

Gerry Signature


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