I want to thank the voters of the Third District for their overwhelming support and thank all of the people who worked hard to make this victory possible. The people of this district — Democrats, Republicans, and Independents —have said "yes" once again to commonsense leadership here and in Washington.
I know that many Americans see our nation on the wrong track and they are frustrated that Washington seems to only bicker. I have been frustrated also. But I hope now that the election is over we can come together to work on real solutions to the problems that plague our nation. We must help grow American jobs, improve our transportation system, strengthen Social Security and Medicare, fix our broken healthcare system, honor our veterans, and put our fiscal house in order.
I will continue my commonsense leadership and never stop fighting for the people of the Third District and all hard-working middle class Americans.