Henry Ford once said, " Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is a progress; working together is success."
I believe our team came together, kept together and worked together, and in proving this statement true, we succeeded together.
With that said, I want to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who helped in some small or large way. To those who volunteered their time walking parades, knocking on doors, calling voters, talking with friends and neighbors, holding signs on election day, and voting, I say, "Thank you!" And to those who put up with a crazy husband, dad, brother, son, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, I also say, "Thank you and I love you all!" Your support, hard work and patience pushed us to victory last night. I could never have done it without each and every one of you.
To Mr. McNamar, we want to thank you, too, and tell you how much we appreciate your time and service these last two years. You ran a strong campaign, and we wish you well.
I look forward to what the future holds for Minnesota. We have worked hard to get here, and I hope to make a difference with your help. Keep talking... I'm listening.