Patrick Murray sent out the following email today:
Dear Friend of Freedom,
I have been searching for months without success to find the words to thank you adequately for all your support and help.
A year ago, as we embarked on this rewarding journey, I had talked to a wide array of people to prepare for the rigors of a political campaign. One thing among many that I learned in the Army is that you want to minimize surprises by being prepared for anything and everything.
I was prepared for how tough it would be to run in a steep uphill district.
I was prepared for the challenge of raising the financial resources necessary to compete.
I was prepared for how hard we would have to work in a race that would be underfunded.
I was prepared for almost everything we found along the campaign trail.
What I was not prepared for was the overwhelming generosity, enthusiasm and support of concerned and dedicated people like you who made this a real campaign. From the bottom of my heart I am forever grateful.
Your financial support, your time and your commitment all combined to allow us to put forth a great effort. Without that support, we simply would not have a campaign. Thank you.
I want to congratulate Mark Kelly who ran a superb race for Arlington County Board. Mark made us all proud.
Finally, we have a limited amount of time to recover our yard signs from public right-of-ways and median strips. If as you move about the district and you see a sign or two that has not been recovered, I ask that you grab it and either hang onto it or drop it by our HQ in Old Town, Alexandria.
Thank you again for all your support. I am humbled and gratified for it.
Honor and Courage,