Thursday, August 23, 2012

the run-off

Although it won't be official until early next week, it appears that my dad has lost the run-off...by 154 votes.  Out of ~27,500.  

It is definitely disappointing, and I really feel like dad would have been the best candidate to go up against John Barrow (the Democratic incumbent) this November.  However, he had some obstacles along the way, and it just didn't happen.  

Let it be said, as I've said before, I am so proud of my dad.  And I'm grateful that there are others out there like him who genuinely want to make a difference.  It's not about the power, it's not about the prestige, and it's not about the politics.  He just wants to see this country become what it can be.  For his children.  And for his adorable grandchildren. :)

He'll just be a part of that from another angle.

So, thanks for the thoughts and prayers these past few months.  It's been a lot of hard work, but it just wasn't his time.  On the flip side, we're excited about getting to see so much of my dad over the next few months!

3 comments:

Dawn Gahan said...

36I have been googling Rick W. Allen in the News tab over the last few days, and my only wish is that I would have been eligible to vote for him. What he stands for is solid and true. And his campaign may have not won for this seat, but for a seat to come. Congrats to your dad for standing firm for all that I hold sacred. It might not count, but my vote is for Rick W. Allen.

Kristen said...

bummer!

as a side note, when my brother first moved to DC, he worked in John Barrow's office... funny! :)

Molly Hargather said...

Dawn, thank you so much for your sweet comment. Means so much!

And Kristen...that's hilarious!