One month after Election Day, California is finally done counting votes.
We received 181,438 of them, more than any Republican running for Congress in California. As the decisive 218th race called, we “essentially fired Nancy Pelosi from her job as Speaker of the House.”
This is a tribute to what made our campaign unique: a citizen-backed, grassroots model that turned out voters and persuaded independents with a pro-freedom message. And it wasn’t just in the congressional race where our movement had an impact:
- My old Assembly district is now represented by two fighters: Josh Hoover and Joe Patterson. Josh, who served as my chief of staff, ousted an incumbent Democrat.
- California is sending one other freshman Republican to Congress: John Duarte, who pulled out a hard-fought win by 564 votes. Here we are in Statuary Hall.
- Pro-parent candidates were elected to school boards across the state. In my home county, 24 out of the 26 candidates I endorsed were elected.
Without a doubt, they will come at us again in 2024. But now, we can start making the changes our country so urgently needs.
In fact, one change is already happening. Days after I called for an end to the military vaccine mandate, Congress is set to pass legislation that will do just that.
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