It means so much to me that you joined us in this heroic campaign. The phenomenal participation and tireless work of legions of fellows, local leaders, community organizers, and volunteers has definitely changed the political landscape of the deep red 5th. In the 2016 congressional race, Democrats trailed by 17 points. This year it was 7. In 2020, Democrats will flip the 5th because the organization is now in place to do it. We can all be very proud of that. In Charlottesville, Albemarle, Danville and throughout our district, people came out in record numbers to vote for us.
I want to thank my campaign staff. They are all extremely talented and it is my fondest wish that this remarkable team will reassemble for another magical campaign. It has been my privilege to work with them.
As for the outcome Tuesday night, we can all rest easier now that the Democrats have flipped the House. I am honored to have been a part of this year’s Democratic ticket and will continue the fight with all of you.
All-in-all, ours was a superb campaign that we can be proud of. We have ignited hope in the 5th. Others now want to stand up and run and I am very proud of all that we have achieved. Thank you all for being with us and let’s now look ahead to the Virginia races in 2019 and the key races of 2020. We are ready!