With a heavy heart, I am withdrawing my candidacy from the United States Senate race against Russ Feingold. I am so grateful for the support of Wisconsinites that are hungry for real fiscal conservatism and a change in their government.
No matter how much I want to stay in and fight, I feel the honorable thing to do is to exit. I want you to know that my campaign team and I have analyzed the situation, and all the options, thoroughly. This is not a decision I made lightly.
When I started this effort, I had two goals: first, to turn this country around before it's too late and second, to prove that Russ Feingold could be beat. I consider my campaign successful as I did prove that Russ Feingold can be beaten, and I did so running an honest, clean campaign like any Eagle Scout would. Last October, the polls showed us down double-digits and few had heard my name outside of Dane County. Recent polling now shows that we have closed within the margin of error.
As I travelled across this great State, county-to-county, city-to-city and handshake-to-handshake, I came to realize that the vast number of people I've met also believe that we need to bring real, structural change to Washington.
I hope I can count on your support to continue to fight for fundamental change, such as the solutions I presented in my Patriots' Bill of Rights. I urge you to go topatriotsbillofrights.org and sign the Patriots' Bill of Rights. Just as our politicians try govern us, so now we must govern them.
I will also continue writing my monthly column for InBusiness Magazine in Madison, commenting on politics as I see it, from Madison city politics to the state and federal level. For ten years, I have also written a quarterly economic report for my own shareholders that I am now making available to the public, which can be found online. I cannot begin to express my sincere gratitude to all of the people I've met on the trail who have supported me, from those who have volunteered on my campaign, to those who have provided financial support, to the thousands of honest, hardworking Americans that I met as I traveled the state over the last seven months. Thank you! And thank you to all those who lent a hand: the volunteers, the delegates, and the Party. I wish God's blessings on my two opponents, David Westlake and Ron Johnson.
I also want to thank my wife and children for their incredible show of support, patience and tolerance during a time-consuming campaign. It's time for me to spend some quality time with my family and enjoy the beautiful Wisconsin summer we all know and love.
The memories that I now have and the people that I've met over the course of my campaign are a treasure that will always remain. I'll continue to be involved in trying to help get this country turned around, but it's time for a step back to consider my options.
Please stay in touch with me as we continue to build on our successes in making our country, our state and theRepublican Party great, again!
Paid for by Terrence Wall for U.S. Senate, Inc. Eric McLeod, Treasurer, Copyright 2010