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“I share Senator Baldwin’s strong commitment to public service and support for Wisconsin’s northwest communities,” Westlund said. “I look forward to providing the people of Northwest Wisconsin with the high-quality constituent services that they deserve.”
Over the last several months, I've had many, many conversations about whether or not I should seek the Democratic nomination again in the 7th Congressional District. In exploring a second run, I brought on staff and shared my plans to move forward with many of you. But as with many things in life, circumstances have changed and I have decided not to run again in 2016.
I will be eternally grateful for all of the support, encouragement, and hard work that my staff, allies, volu...nteers, friends, and family put in on my behalf. And of course, for the votes cast in my favor.
It was an experience that opened my eyes to the flaws in our political process as well as the abundant opportunities for positive change before us. Though cynicism might feel right in the moment, it does not move us toward something better. And make no mistake about it, we deserve something better.
Know that I have not given up on a more inclusive and just democracy, just that I'm ready to try a different approach. I hope you'll stick with me. Thanks for everything.
I'd like to extend a big thank you to the Burnett County Dems for the chance to visit with old friends and new! It was great to catch up!
Of course, thanks also to the honorees, Fred and Joan, for their years of dedicated service to our democracy!
When I first jumped into this race, a lot of people told me that I was taking on the near-impossible, that I had an uphill fight on my hands.
And maybe they were right. But I've always liked a challenge, and this was no different.
I knew from the start that it would take a tremendous amount of work to win this race. But hard work doesn't scare me. And besides, I had all of you, willing to stand with me....
What came as a surprise was how much I really enjoyed life on the campaign trail. The places I went. The things I learned. Mostly, the people I've met.
A friend along the way called me a "hard-nosed optimist" at my insistence that we could affect positive change in a campaign cycle. I take great pride in the label.
I got into this race, after all, because I really believe that we can do better, for ourselves and for each other. But change is never easy. Despite a flawed system, we must fight apathy and cynicism and find ways to engage so that we can shape the future we want. After all, we get the government that we're willing to work for, the rights we're willing to fight for. But our voices will never be heard unless we speak up. I'm so glad you all spoke up.
Even though the outcome wasn't what we hoped for, know that we've accomplished something incredible. And though this election cycle is over, the Democratic Party and the progressive movement are better for our efforts. We cannot stop now.
This fight is about a better future, about our democracy and the values we hold dear. This fight is about fairness and justice, equality and freedom. We cannot let up because our work is not yet done.
I'm an optimist. I'll keep fighting for a future we can all be proud of, and I know I am not alone. You're all still standing with me. You don't know how grateful I am for all that you've done and all that we'll continue to do, together. Thank you.