I want to thank you for all of your hard work and dedication during this campaign. Together, we made nearly 5.4 million phone calls and more than 1.7 million door knocks for our candidates. In the final four days alone, you made more than 2.3 million phone calls and more than 580,000 door knocks, the most ever for an Ohio mid-term election. With the help of the best volunteers in the country, we formed and executed what many described as the best political operation in the country. Our efforts made a difference.
While the results of Tuesday’s election weren’t what we wanted, we should all be proud of the work we did.
Our state made so much progress during the past four years under Gov. Strickland, Lt. Governor Fisher, Attorney General Cordray, Secretary of State Brunner, Treasurer Boyce, Chief Justice Brown, Speaker Budish, Leader Cafaro, our members of Congress and other fine Democratic leaders. We expanded job opportunities and job training programs. We took on big corporations and held Wall Street accountable. We expanded health care coverage. We made drastic improvements to Ohio’s elections system. We saved taxpayer money by making wise investments with your hard-earned dollars. We brought more balance to our courts. We made Ohio a national leader in education and we made it easier for families to send their kids to college. And we lowered taxes for Ohio businesses, seniors and middle class families. It was your hard work that made this progress possible.
While this election may be over, the fight continues. We will come back, and when we do, it will be because of our supporters like you. In the meantime, we will do everything in our power to keep fighting for Ohio's working families.
Chairman, Ohio Democratic Party