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If it were any other campaign, this would be heart breaking... but for Larry Kissell, it's like he did win in a strange way. I guess that's why they call it the Kissell Effect.

His announcement on BlueNC:

I just released this statement I wanted to share with you.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

"The fight for the future of this District is too important to postpone another day. That's why I'm running for Congress in 2008 starting right now.

After today's recounts, I offer Congressman Hayes a belated congratulation for his victory now that the votes have been counted.

When I started my run for Congress I said it's not about who you are or how much money you have, it's about what you stand for. The folks who voted for me knew I stood with them.

And while the 2006 election is officially behind us, I recognize that the future is already upon us. My vision of the future is simple, help those who have been pushed aside by the Washington politicians and special interests.

I offer Congressman Hayes my prayers that he return safely to Washington and that he and his family have a blessed holiday."

You of all people know exactly what that means. Let's go again! I'm energized and ready to meet those 327 or so voters we missed on election day many times over during the next two years. Together, we can do this.

Thanks so much for all you do, and God bless.

Guys, we have our first real rematch of 2008 to look forward to and support. Seriously, if we want real people to run, and run again, get this school teacher and former mill worker some serious money to retire his debt, start the road to 2008 off right and most importantly THANK HIM for one hell of a race!

Originally posted to RANT on Wed Nov 29, 2006 at 03:26 PM PST.

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