Your generous, inspiring support of my campaign made it possible to take our
message of restructuring government, reforming the big bailout banks and peace through strength directly to the American people at a grassroots level. On Main Street, in Iowa, New Hampshire and all across our great Nation, people understand this message is the way to transcend our challenges, revitalize our economy, defend our freedom and bequeath our exceptional nation to our children.
The Democrats and their lobbyist, Barack Obama, disagree. They’ve grown big government’s spending, taxes, red tape, deficits and debt and prolonged this recession. Yet in their irresponsibility, the Democrats remain united in their party unity behind Barack Obama.It is time for us to do the same. We cannot unite America if we divide the movement of Principled Conservatism. The time has come for the Tea Party and the Republican Party to come together to serve and save this great nation.
Thus, upon having withdrawn my candidacy, I have endorsed Governor Mitt Romney to become our Republican Party’s nominee. We must unite behind the candidate best capable of defeating Barack Obama on November 6, 2014—Mitt Romney is that candidate.The actions of the Administration and the Democratic Senate show what America knows: we are being neither led nor governed. Our struggle continues. The American people deserve leadership in Washington that understands America’s exceptionalism is not our burden but our birthright; and that America’s ultimate strength and salvation remains the unfathomable grace of God and virtuous genius of her free people. This is why I have decided to seek re-election to continue to serve as your United States Representative for Michigan’s new 11th Congressional District; and, I am committed to promoting and implementing a platform of principled conservatism.