TJ Cox on Election Count
Today, as election results continue to roll in for the race in California’s 21st congressional district, Congressman TJ Cox released the following statement:
“Almost three years ago, I entered this race as an underdog. Nobody thought I could win against an entrenched politician with a warchest stuffed full of corporate PAC money. But we out-organized and out-worked our opponent and pulled off the most stunning upset in Central Valley history. This year, we’re up against an even more determined DC Republican machine that’s looking to steal back a seat they think belongs to them, not to the people of the Central Valley.
“I want to thank my staff, 2,000 volunteers, and 52,741 donors who helped us reach voters where they are. We’re proud to have run an innovative campaign that reinvented voter contact in order to keep everyone safe during the Covid-19 crisis. In place of traditional, widespread door-to-door canvassing, we reached thousands of voters over the phone, by text, and via mail.
“We’ve been through this before. In 2018, my race wasn’t settled for 30 days. And in 2020, we’re in much the same situation. We owe it to the Valley to get this right, ensure each and every vote is counted, no matter who wins. I’m urging the Central Valley to take a pause, so every voice can be heard.”