Rossis concession statement in US Senate race

first_imgPRESS RELEASE: U.S. Senate candidate Dino Rossi made the following statement regarding the Washington Senate race:“This evening, I called Senator Murray to offer my congratulations on her re-election to the U.S. Senate.“I ran for the Senate because I believe we need a basic course correction from where Washington, D.C. has been taking us and to make sure this country is as free, as strong and as prosperous in the future as it has been in the past to preserve the best of America for future generations.“That was a message that found a very receptive audience all across this state, though not quite receptive enough.“We’re sending at least one new person, maybe two, to Congress to represent Washington State. We elected a host of new people to the state legislature — all on the message of controlling spending and helping the private sector grow, saying no to government overreach and confronting some very difficult challenges in front of us.You’ve heard me say during this campaign that the problems we face are too big for one political party. They are, and I can say that with absolute certainty.“It is my hope that the new House and Senate will address them seriously, responsibly, and in a bipartisan way. I hope the President and Senate Democrats will join the new House majority to face these problems head on rather than leaving them for the next Congress or the next generation.“My hope going forward is that our representatives in Washington, D.C. will be thinking about how an issue affects Bellevue, Bellingham or Bingen, not the D.C. Beltway.last_img