Campaign Update - Orentlicher for Congress

As news reports have indicated, we’re trailing by 64 votes, or one-tenth of a percent, in our congressional race. The official canvass is underway, and we’re hopeful that we’ll make up the difference there—just as we did in our first state legislative race in 2002. In that contest, we were down by 28 votes after the initial count, but ended up by 36 votes when the official canvass came in. We’ll keep you posted on further developments in the coming days.

In the meantime, we’re grateful to the more than 29,000 residents of the 8th District who gave us their vote and to our large universe of supporters who gave their time, their advice, their encouragement and endorsement, and their financial help. Thank you so much!

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