We have a lot going on today in North Carolina as you all know. You can feel the excitement in the air. We aren't accustomed to our primary being so important to those outside our state and getting the attention here in North Carolina that we've been getting. Now let me say first of all that I'm pleased that I don't have an opponent in today's primary so I can relax a bit. However, I can't help thinking as I watch what is happening that it isn't nearly as important what happens today as is what happens tomorrow.
As I watch what is happening here on the ground...
I wonder how we can keep this excitement going forward into November. I believe that after today as we begin our march toward the general election that we have to work together regardless of what side we may have been on before today. As a candidate for Congress who lost a close election by only 329 votes, I know how hard it is to leave it behind and move forward but we have to do just that.
Too much is at stake to do anything else. My opponent for instance is the third largest investor out of the entire House and Senate in companies profiting from the war in Iraq. I'm a school teacher running against a multi-millionaire. We have to work together to win from the Courthouse to the White House and we can't do it without you.
You know there are two big events happening today. In addition to our primary it is also National Teacher Appreciation Day. If you're with me, please, in honor of all the teachers who taught us to get along well with others, help me celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Day and join my campaign to take our country back with a donation or as a volunteer.