For all those who say the guy with the most money wins, we’d like to point you to Howard Dean, Ralph Reed, and, sadly, Shyam Reddy, who I think would have been a stellar candidate. I’m still a bit befuddled by why he lost. My suspicion is that in a race with too many candidates, it was very hard for any person to stand out.
Shyam’s campaign just sent out the following:
It’s been a great ride. Although I’m disappointed with last night’s outcome, I feel lucky to have had the opportunity to run for office here in Georgia. I am proud that we ran a strong and positive campaign focused on the issues. I remain convinced that the Democratic Party needs a new generation of optimistic, solution-driven leadership with fresh thinking to transform Georgia’s political landscape, and I am happy that we helped galvanize that renaissance.
We couldn’t have come as far as we did without the unfailing belief in our campaign that each and every one of you showed. I will never forget the encouragement and support that all of you have given me over the last 15 months. My wife, my campaign team, and I thank you for your generosity and faith.
Renee and I will be taking a much-needed vacation shortly (it’s been over two years since our last). We look forward to re-connecting with you when we return.
Again, my most sincere and heartfelt thanks for your support.