No one can deny that Lt. Gov. Daniel Mongiardo ran a powerful race for the U.S. Senate. No one. Not even me.
So let’s read his final email blast out of respect:
I want to express my sincere, heartfelt thanks to each of you for all your hard work these past 17 months. Together we created one of the most extensive, volunteer-driven, grassroots organizations in the history of the Commonwealth. Together, we stood as Kentuckians to make our voices heard. And together, we sent a clear message: Kentucky needs a Senator who will stand up and be a champion for hardworking, everyday Kentuckians.
I share with you the disappointment of the outcome. To fall short by less than 1%—a mere 3500 votes out of over 520,000 cast—is particularly difficult. However, despite being significantly out spent and having most of the political establishment against us, I am proud of what we were able to accomplish.
I do not know what the future holds for me politically. After concluding my duties as Lt. Governor, my plan is to focus on my family – my wife Allison and raising our beautiful daughter Kathryn, and practicing medicine. There is one thing I do know: the personal friendships we’ve developed over the course of this campaign are special. To me, the greatest thing about Kentucky politics is the people. I am certain I will continue venturing out into the state from time to time because you are important to me and Allison and I want to maintain and strengthen our friendships with you.
I will be forever grateful and indebted to you for all your time, dedication and hard work in supporting me. And I look forward to continuing our work to try and build a better and stronger Kentucky.
If I can ever help you, don’t hesitate to call. I will always be available to you – that will never change.
All the best,
Unfortunately, Daniel once again neglected to mention the winner, Jack Conway, and that’s disappointing.
Everyone in Frankfort tells me he’s upset. That’s understandable. But if he wants to be taken seriously, he needs to be the gentleman we know he can be.