With Hundreds of Thousands of Ballots Still To Count Statewide, GOP Not Conceding
PHOENIX – Arizona Republican Party Chairman Tom Morrissey offered the following statement today as the remaining ballots are counted statewide:
"In this election Arizona sought to lead the nation with our strong support for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. We successfully elected Republican Jeff Flake to the Senate, and we fought vigorously to win our three new congressional seats for Republicans as we await the final tally. We are also very proud that Republicans have held majorities in the Arizona House and Senate, and are encouraged that voters defeated pro-tax Prop 204 and Prop 121, which would have destroyed the current system of electing candidates to office throughout the state.
"And as we await the tally, we are not conceding anything regarding the close races throughout the state, and we trust that our patience will be rewarded with good news. With hundreds of thousands of ballots still to count, the Arizona Republican Party is not conceding.
"I thank each and every one of the more than 1 million Arizona Republicans for their hard work and support, and for their votes to elect our Republican candidates, and not just defend but to forcefully assert the principles of liberty and prosperity.
"But as I thank them, I also have something to ask of them, something I ask of myself as well. Are we ready to begin again? Are we ready to rebuild our resources for 2014? While we celebrate our wins, are we also prepared to analyze our losses, assess our needs, take a good hard look at ourselves, and create a plan for the future? Are we willing to proceed? For my part, the answer is a resounding YES! And I hope you will join me.
"I hope my enthusiasm for the future of our party resonates throughout the state."