We fought hard, we gave it our all, but we couldn’t quite make it over the top. I want to thank you for the support you gave me – whether it was financial support, volunteering for my campaign, or just a kind word. You are why I took this shot. You are why I gave it my all.
Sometimes God has a different plan. We may not understand it today, but I have faith that God has a plan for me and a plan for our state.
My faith is what motivates me every day. It’s what motivated me every day growing up in public housing. It’s what drove me when I was a single mother working the night shift. It’s what drove me through tough campaigns and tough legislative fights. It’s what drives me through good times and bad – every single day.
What’s most important now is that we come together as a Party and as a movement to fight for the issues we believe in. Bill Lee ran a great campaign, and I know that he will be a principled Governor for our state. He has my full support.
I want to say a quick word about Team Black. We are a family, and you will always be a part of my family. I want to thank you for believing in me, for supporting me, and for standing by me through thick and thin.
Sometimes God has a different plan for our lives, but I know that my life has been blessed and enriched by the time I’ve spent with you.
Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for your vote. And I pray that God will continue to bless you and the state of Tennessee.