Many thanks to those who have visited this site, sent messages of support or contributed to my campaign during the last few days. Your generosity has been overwhelming. As it happened, I was enjoying a long-planned vacation in Hawaii when the second “Dean Dozen” list was announced on Thursday. Coincidentally, Howard Dean arrived here the following day, so I was very pleased to meet with him briefly and to personally thank him for his endorsement.
On Saturday, I attended a meeting with Howard Dean, Congressman Neil Abercrombie, the Mayor of Hawaii and many of their Senate and House Leaders. Dean laid out his plans for Democracy for America and gave a rousing speech to almost 1,000 people. He brought tears to the eyes of many former Dean supporters, and like many in the crowd, I was moved and inspired by his remarks.
I’ll return to Georgia early next week, but until then, I may be reached by phone or email. What began as a vacation, has become a working holiday. And I couldn’t be more pleased.
Although this endorsement will bring much needed recognition and support to my campaign, I know there’s much work ahead. Being included in the second “Dean Dozen” is a distinction I intend to honor by winning in November.