After talking with my family, advisors and donors, I have decided to suspend my campaign to represent the citizens of California’s 1st Congressional District.
In undertaking this mission, my sole goal has been to win against Doug LaMalfa and rid Congress of the person who cares the least about the citizens of the District. I care deeply about our unique district with its rural beauty and very special way of life. From the start, my view has been that we can and must do better by having a representative who will look out for the interests of our hard-working voters.
We must all work together tirelessly to tell the truth about LaMalfa and the Republicans in Congress, and their divisive and destructive policies and positions. I will enthusiastically support the candidate of our party who can turn this district blue.
To those of you who supported me financially and in spirit, I extend my gratitude for your belief in my ability to make a difference. This journey has given me an even greater insight, understanding and appreciation of rural California values and the challenges facing everyone in this district. My only regret is that I will not have the opportunity to personally dethrone LaMalfa.