This just came in from Will Gregory, the young New Canaan man who was attempting to garner the GOP nomination to challenge U.S. Rep. Jim Himes in the Fourth Congressional District:
“Letter to supporters:
Since beginning my listening tour one year ago, I have had the privilege of developing relationships with individuals from every corner of our community. From Greenwich to Shelton, Norwalk to Redding, we have worked to advance the classic yankee conservative principles that mean so much in our lives. Looking back, I can say proudly that together, we have had a meaningful impact not only on the political discourse, but on the trajectory of governance in and well beyond the bounds of Connecticut’s 4th Congressional District.
Over the past few weeks, however, it has become clear to me that there are other candidates in this race who are better financially equipped to defeat Jim Himes in November and, therefore, promote in Washington the principles for which I am fighting. For this reason, I have made the very difficult decision to end my candidacy for the United States Congress.
I would like thank my supporters, volunteers, and staff for their tireless dedication, endless commitment, and unwavering support. You have been absolutely incredible and made this decision very hard. Know that as I transition from my role as candidate to other capacities in public service, you will always have a friend in me.
As this campaign draws to a close, I would like my younger supporters in particular to hold their heads high and be proud of what they have accomplished. A clear message has been sent to Washington that we will not stand idly by as the principles upon which our country was founded are eroded and as irresponsible policies force our generation further into debt.
Moving forward, I ask that you support the other candidates in this race with the same passion and vigor that you have put forward for me. In any primary, it can be easy to give in to the idea that other candidates are opponents. Ultimately, however, we are all united behind a common set of ideals. Please continue working toward our goal of a freer and more prosperous Fairfield County and America by helping them get elected, as I will.
Again, thank you and God bless,