Statement on the 2018 Election Results

November 8, 2018

Stockton, CA – In response to the results of the 2018 mid-term elections, Jerry McNerney issued the following statement:

“This election, Americans voted to reject the harmful policies of the Republican-controlled Congress and to put a check on the president, who has ruled the past two years through fear and intimidation. Under Democratic leadership, the House of Representatives will drive forward a robust agenda focused on strengthening our democracy and expanding economic opportunity. As more and more money from corporations and the wealthy few floods our elections, now is the time to fix our broken campaign finance system and restore Americans’ faith in our democratic institutions. We must also tackle gerrymandering, which contributes to the polarization of our country by allowing elected officials to choose their constituents, rather than the other way around.

“I’m looking forward to the final results from my race, and I deeply appreciate the support from so many in our community. I am humbled by and grateful to those who continue to put their trust in me and cast their ballot in my favor. We have much still to do, and I will keep working for an America where everyone has a fair shot at the American dream and everyone’s voice can be heard. Today is a new day, and I’m optimistic that together we’ll continue to move our country forward.”

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