I know this election didn’t go quite as planned. But I want you to know how incredibly proud I am of what we’ve done here.
This campaign was never about me — it was always about the people of Missouri. It was about the thousands, literally, who showed up, worked hard, and poured themselves into this campaign — many for the very first time.
So my biggest thanks goes out to you. You allowed me to serve the public since I was 28 years old. For decades, I have been blessed to get up every single day to make things better and improve people’s lives. That has been my greatest privilege.
Thank you for being a part of this campaign, whether that meant knocking on doors, chipping in $5 when you could, or standing by us through it all. Your energy and enthusiasm; your help and support; and most importantly your determination – that’s what made it possible for us to fight for what’s right.
I love Missouri. I was born and raised here. Waited tables to put myself through college and law school at Mizzou. I have raised my family here. I’ve never left. This is and always will be home. I will never stop fighting for this state. I believe in our values and I believe in our people.
We’ve been through a lot together, Missouri and me. Now my election record ends at 22-2. I’m proud of that. So many times the experts said we couldn’t pull it off — but because of the people of Missouri, we did. But I’m even prouder of what I’ve been able to get done for Missouri families. I will be eternally grateful to the people of Missouri for giving me the opportunity to serve them for over 3 decades.
So now the page turns, and a new chapter begins. I can’t wait to get to it. Not sure what it will be but I promise you I will never quit fighting for those things we hold dear in the Show Me state. And you know me, I won’t be afraid to say what I think!