Wednesday, November 3, 2010: Election Edition of the Campbell Laptop
Wednesday, 03 November 2010 18:44
It was quite a night. Republicans were returned to the majority in the House yesterday with the largest change in House seats since 1948. We picked up 6 seats in the Senate, 19 state legislatures, and many governorships across the country. And, it's all thanks to you, the voting public, who would not go quietly into submission to ever larger, more oppressive government and ever reducing hope and aspirations. You sent a message last night, and it was a resounding one.
Thank you again and again.
I was reelected with what appears to be the largest margin of my congressional career, in spite of being heavily outspent by my opponent.
Thank you for your trust, support and confidence. I am honored and truly humbled by it.
But, now the real work begins. This election was much more a rejection of the policies of Obama and Pelosi than it was approval of what Republicans have done. We have much to prove in the next 2 years.
As a Californian, my elation over the national results is tempered by the establishment of a state government here that is likely to be a disaster. It strikes me that Barbara Boxer and others campaigned on the threat of losing jobs to China and other foreign countries. California's more immediate danger will be losing jobs and productive people to Texas and Tennessee.
The election is over. There will be time later to analyze what happened and understand why. Now, governing begins. We have a lousy economy that we must improve in order to foster private sector job creation, and we have a crushing debt and deficit to turn around. I am honored by your trust. We, Republicans, are honored by the nation's trust.
I will not let you down.
I remain respectfully,
Congressman John Campbell
Member of Congress