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Letter to the editor

Ron Kind thanks voters

November 18, 2010

I want to thank everyone who supported me this past election. Thank you for entrusting me with the honor and responsibility of representing western Wisconsin. I believe solving the problems our country is facing starts with standing up to party leaders and special interests to do what’s right for the people who sent me to Washington. I am committed to representing you and getting the job done for western Wisconsin. I couldn’t be more proud than to serve you in the U.S. Congress.

This election was long, and it was tough. And unfortunately, it was very negative. Third party groups came into western Wisconsin for the first time with $2 million in ads to take me out. But it didn’t work. You saw through the misleading ads. And you saw through the implausible 11th hour attack on me, my character, and my hard-working staff. I was glad to see that you were not fooled by these last minute allegations by a campaign willing to do anything or say anything to get elected. You saw it for what it was: dirty politics at its worst. And for that, I thank you.

In this tough, partisan political environment, it’s more important than ever that we focus on working together. As a nation, we have more in common than we have in differences. We must come together to do not what is best for a certain party but what is best for our country. Our economy depends on it. I promise to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle — to do everything I can to help create the good paying jobs to get western Wisconsin working again. I will not rest until we get this economy back on track.

Ron Kind
Congressman