“I want to congratulate Claudia Tenney and Kim Myers on a hard-fought race. I have spoken with Assemblywoman Tenney, congratulated her on her victory and pledged to support her representing our region in Congress. I knew that running as a third party candidate would be an uphill climb – but that was made all the harder by the establishment political machinery that actively worked against our campaign. I am proud of the positive, issue-based campaign that we ran and remain committed to the region I love and the issues of jobs and helping other independent candidates seek office through the Upstate Jobs Party. Finally, I want to thank my supporters, campaign team and especially my family for all their hard work and incredible support.”