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“I heartily congratulate Dr. Tony Evers on his victory tonight and I’m delighted to offer him my complete and enthusiastic support”
MADISON, WI – Kelda Roys released the following statement after the Associated Press called the Democratic gubernatorial campaign for Dr. Tony Evers:
“I heartily congratulate Dr. Tony Evers on his victory tonight and I’m delighted to offer him my complete and enthusiastic support. Tony and I share the same goals – to build a Wisconsin worthy of the people who call it home. Tony will fight for our schools, expand our access to healthcare, raise wages, and protect our environment. Tony Evers must be our next governor.
“I thank every single voter who voted for our vision of a better Wisconsin. Thank you to my incredible supporters for every phone call, every dollar, every knock, every hour, every tweet, every loving note, every time you said yes, and then yes again. To have come this far is truly an honor. Your generosity and faith in me is a profound gift that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
“I’m so proud of what we were able to accomplish together. We expanded the idea of what a governor looks like. Like Kathleen Falk showed me in 2001, and Mary Burke showed us in 2014, our children, girls and boys alike, have seen a woman run a strong campaign for governor. We showed that a parent of young kids can run for statewide office – we can be loving parents and competent professionals. We showed the world that breastfeeding moms are leaders who get things done.
“Most importantly, we built our campaign on making Wisconsin a place of opportunity and fairness again. Wisconsin will be a leader in healthcare, public education, and economic opportunity, with Tony Evers as our next governor.
“I intend to spend the next 3 months working as hard as I can to help Tony win, to help Tammy Baldwin remain our champion in the Senate, and to elect many Democratic candidates to Congress and our state legislature. I urge everyone who supported me to commit now to working even harder than we have been to win in November.”