I would like to thank all of the voters who came out to support me in the primary for the special election for U.S. Senate. It was a long day, but with your support we ended the night with a resounding victory.
You supported me because you believe as I do that our economy is in trouble, that taxes are too high and that government spends too much. You came out to vote because you want a U.S. Senator who will fight for every job for the jobs we have now and for new ones as well. You came out because you're concerned about a national debt that threatens the well-being of your children and grandchildren.
I have learned a lot traveling around Massachusetts over the past several months. What I've noticed is that a voter's political party doesn't matter. Voters are worried about what will happen to them and their families in the current economic crisis. They want to know why, at a time when their family's income is going down, their taxes are going up. They don't vote for a party, they vote for ideas and convictions. They want a senator who answers to conscience and to the people, and not just to the same old political machine that acts like it owns our state.
These are serious and difficult times for Massachusetts and the United States, and I don't pretend to have all the answers. But I know what I believe, and I will do all that I can to help make our country strong and prosperous again. I ask for your vote on Jan. 19.
Scott Brown, Candidate for U.S. Senate