Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Teague: Representing New Mexico’s Second Congressional District has been the Greatest Honor of my Life
Hobbs, NM – Tuesday night, Harry Teague called Steve Pearce to congratulate him on winning the race to represent New Mexico’s second congressional district.
Teague gave prepared remarks to a crowd of family and long-time supporters:
“Thank you all for being here and for all the support you’ve given me over the years. From the County Commission to Congress, I owe it all to you – the people who believed in me enough to give me a chance to be your representative.
“Thousands of New Mexicans turned out to cast their vote today because they care about the future of New Mexico and the future of our country.
“I want to thank every New Mexican who voted in this election – no matter what political party you belong to or who you voted for. The most important thing is that you participated in our great democracy.
“You know, I like to say that when I started this, I had a lot of friends. And now, after driving tens of thousands of miles around the district to visit with my constituents ... well I have even more friends and my old friends ... well they’re even better friends now.
“By working with them, and all of you, we were able to start repairing our economy, we created jobs in New Mexico, we protected our veterans, and we finally started changing the way Washington works.
“You know as I was driving from Las Cruces to Alamogordo to Artesia and home to Hobbs today, I thought back to why I wanted to run for Congress ....
“Well, the answer to that is simple – I wanted to work side by side with you to make a better future for southern New Mexico.
“And I wanted to give back to a state and a country that have given me and my family so many wonderful opportunities.
“I can honestly say that next to being a husband, father and grandfather, the greatest honor of my life has been serving you as the Representative for New Mexico’s 2nd congressional district.
“Tonight, the vote didn’t go our way. And like you, I am disappointed.
"But when I think about going from being a kid who had to drop out of high school to go to work to help support my family after my parents got sick, to being your Congressman – well I guess the only thing I can say is WOW ... and thank you for giving me that honor.
“I want to wish Congressman Pearce luck as he returns to this very important job during a very difficult time. And I assure him that I and my office stand ready to assist with the transition during the next few weeks.”
Now this is a real gentleman! We in Cong. Distr 2 are so fortunate to have had Congr. Teague as our representative for the past two years, during which we accomplished more for Southern NM than has been accomplished in previous decades! Thank you Mr. Teague and godspeed to you and your family!
Posted by: TrueBlue | Nov 8, 2010 4:17:29 PM