I thought Thomas McElveen’s victory statement was very gracious…
For Immediate Release Nov 8, 2012
McElveen Statement on Senate District 35 Victory
Sumter, SC – Thomas McElveen issued the following statement today following the concession call from his opponent for the District 35 Senate seat:
“I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity the citizens of District 35 have given me to be their voice in the state Senate. I want to thank the voters for putting their trust in me and I promise to serve them with honor and integrity, and work hard every day to merit their trust. My pledge is to be a Senator for all the people in the district and a Senator for South Carolina.
I look forward to serving with my new colleagues as we work together to improve the quality of life for our communities and our state.
I want to thank my wife, Bronwyn, for being my partner in this campaign and my family and friends for their support.
And I want to wish my opponent, Tony Barwick, the best. He ran a tough campaign. I’m proud that after this campaign, he is still someone I can call a friend. I look forward to working with him as we both strive to make South Carolina a better place for current and future generations.”
… considering the kind of campaign his opponent ran. Here’s the last email I got on behalf of Tony Barwick, at 5:34 p.m. on Election Day:
Tony Barwick will not add anymore debt to our children or grandchildren. He will stand up for the citizens of South Carolina against liberal Special Interest Groups and Lobbyists.
Thomas McElveen will stand for President Obama’s liberal policies and negatively effect the state of South Carolina. Don’t let Thomas McElveen’s damaging policies negatively impact Columbia.