I didn't have the heart to open this email yesterday. I'm about as disappointed in Angelides' loss--and shoddy treatment--as I was when Kerry lost. I'll be surprised if there will be another CA gubernatorial candidate as competent and deserving of the office as Angelides any time soon. Yes, I really do think he was that good.
I'd like to thank you from the bottom of my heart. Although we may not have come out on top on Tuesday, together we accomplished some great things.
I'm proud of the campaign we ran. I'm proud that so many of you poured your hearts and souls into something we all believe in so strongly.
I'm proud that our campaign stood for improving California's schools and colleges, making health care accessible for all, protecting our environment, and making California work for working families again.
This has been the most energizing experience of my life.
And today I am more energized than ever because across the country our Democratic values have prevailed. Democrats have taken back the House of Representatives and may also take back the Senate. California's own Nancy Pelosi will become the first woman Speaker of the House in the history of our nation.
With Democrats across the country leading the charge, we must recommit ourselves to the fight.
Together we can - and we must - stop bowing to the special interests, Big Oil and pharmaceutical industries. We must stand up for the Democratic values of fairness and opportunity.
We can make sure that every California child has access to a doctor when he or she needs one. We can make college more affordable and accessible for the next generation. And we can make sure that government is on the side of the working people of this state and this nation.
I look forward to continuing to work and fight with you in the months and years ahead.
Thank you again for all of your support.
Treasurer Phil Angelides