So many people have indicated to me what they’re voting against this election.
Well, I’m not asking you to vote against Donald Trump. I’m not asking you to vote against the Republican agenda.
What I want to do with this Election Eve message is to ask you to think about tomorrow a little differently.
I am asking you to vote for something, because I believe we have a lot to be proud of with the Democratic candidates we have nominated.
In Hillary Clinton, we have the most qualified person to seek the Presidency in American history. Through it all, she has remained steadfast, caring deeply about our collective success. Her campaign motto, “Stronger Together,” isn’t just a catch-phrase, it’s her deeply-held belief that we are better when we work together. But Hillary can’t do it alone.
We need to elect Steve Santarsiero to Congress. Steve is one of the finest public servants we’ve ever had in Bucks County and it would be a tremendous shame if we didn’t send him to Washington. Steve’s campaign has inspired us all, and now he needs us to bring it home.
We must elect Katie McGinty as our US Senator, Josh Shapiro as our Attorney General, Joe Torsella as our Treasurer, and keep Eugene DePasquale as our Auditor General. They are immensely qualified and ready to lead. We have excellent Democratic men and women running for State Representative all across Bucks County. They deserve your vote.
Friends, I’m 61 years old and I’ve been involved in politics for a great long while. Elected to school board at 22, State Representative at 25, and for the past 14 years I’ve served as the Chairman of our party. I thought I had seen it all, and then this election happened.
Bucks County has been squarely under the microscope, nationally and globally. I have been interviewed by everything from the Washington Post to Politico to NPR to the BBC. I’ve even been on TV in Scandinavia, India, and Tokyo. On Friday, CNN called Bucks one of the most critical counties in the country. So much has been written about us. But there’s still one last chapter we get to write about ourselves.
As a grandfather to six wonderful young people, I have an enormous sense of responsibility to vote for the type of American future I want for my grandchildren. We must look into our hearts and realize that tremendous responsibility falls to each of us. The world is watching. Our children and our grandchildren are watching.
I know better than anyone that it’s been a difficult and challenging election in many ways, but remember that we still have something to vote for tomorrow: the future. Please know that your voice matters. Your vote matters.
Chairman, Bucks County Democratic Committee