Of the many emotions that I feel on this day, it is gratitude that I feel the strongest.
Though we did not have the outcome we wanted, I feel gratitude for the enormous outpouring of love and support that has propelled me and my campaign forward everyday.
Gratitude for the many people who have donated to our campaign, volunteered, housed staffers, hosted meet and greets and fundraisers, made tens of thousands of phone calls, knocked on thousands of doors, and voted for us.
Gratitude for our staff and "Minterns" -- the young people who powered this campaign and are our future.
And finally, gratitude for the countless people who have trusted me to carry their hopes and dreams in this election.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. The overwhelming support for our campaign has been truly humbling.
It has been a privilege to run for governor in our wonderful state. The stories I heard of Vermonters' challenges and our opportunities, have moved me deeply.
We have had a spirited campaign with a vigorous debate about Vermont’s future. Through it all, Phil Scott and I kept this discussion civil and focused on issues. Vermonters deserve nothing less.
I am so proud of our campaign. Our message of advancing social and economic justice and environmental protection changed the conversation in our state. This essential work will continue.
We have huge challenges ahead and after the national results, I know many feel discouraged. Yet I remain hopeful that working together, positive change is always possible.
Thanks for all you do.