Press Release: I began this campaign as an ordinary citizen to run for US Congress to speak up for the interests of everyday people. Unfortunately, we have not generated enough contributions and support to continue. I now formally withdraw from the 6th District Congressional race. These 2006 elections are critical for Democrats to take every possible seat in order to regain control of one, or both houses of Congress to force Republicans to begin to deal honestly with the American people. I feel I can best help the Democratic Party by stepping aside now. In the coming weeks and months, I will be contemplating how I can best help effect political change in our state and nation. I wish to thank all those who have helped and contributed to my campaign. One of the best things that has come out of this is all the wonderful friends I have gained throughout the campaign, and that alone has made it worth it.
It's a hard and lonely road to try and run for office without a party's backing. I wasn't sure if I agreed with Scott's approach, but I did admire his attempt to show that the DFL should be more than just a party name. But even more so, I greatly admire his ability to try and weigh what is best for his district against what is the best use of his abilities.
I wish Scott the best of luck in whatever he choses to do next, and will continue to leave him up as a "Drinking Buddy."