Election Day started out with lots of excitement and the biggest news of the day for my family.
My wife, Elizabeth, and I headed to the hospital around midnight Monday night, and two hours later, our baby boy, Daniel (Danny), was born. We were back home by noon on Tuesday, Election Day. Mom, Dad, Danny, and Danny's sisters, Aviva and Amy, are all thrilled and doing great.
The outcome we had hoped for and worked so hard towards in our campaign eluded us on Election night.
However, I take great pride in knowing that over 12,000 people in the District voted for us--almost one out of every four people who voted. I thank each one of you for your vote and support.
We ran a great campaign, and I greatly enjoyed canvassing much of the district and talking with residents in all neighborhoods. It is a strange feeling all of a sudden to stop canvassing after having done it for several hours every day since early June.
I thank all of my campaign staff, volunteers, family, friends, donors, advisors, and supporters for helping making our campaign possible.
As disappointing as the result may have been, I take solace in the base of support we have built with the 12,000 people who voted for us, as well as the connections and recognition we have created through our campaign. I am eager to work with you to build on that base in the future. I look forward to working for you as an elected official someday.