A final press release from the David Krikorian for Congress (in 2008) campaign:
David Krikorian would like to thank you for your support!
He would also like to congratulate all his fellow candidates in the November 4th election in all races. Win or lose, you chose to run and gave it your best. This is what a democracy is all about.
Over the past few months, David has had the unique opportunity to travel throughout the 2nd district meeting the voters face-to-face which was been both a privilege and a pleasure. Your response to him has been overwhelming.
Just a few short months ago, David Krikorian was an unknown running for Congress as an Independent candidate against two well-known party-backed opponents, Jean Schmidt(R) and Victoria Wulsin(D), in a real David vs. Goliath match-up.
While his opponents promoted their candidacies by spending millions of dollars, substantially contributed by PACs and special interest groups, we relied on you. It was YOUR generous support, contributions and volunteer efforts that have made our campaign such a success! In just six months, we were able to raise $200,000. With approximately one-tenth the spending of our two opponents, we were able to capture nearly 57,000 votes (closing on 20% of the vote). This is an even greater accomplishment considering the local media provided very little news coverage of our candidate.
“I have no regrets,” said David Krikorian. “We ran a good campaign. I am proud of what we have accomplished.”
Our campaign was the only one featured on CNN. Politico referred to David as the Independent candidate nationwide with the most credible path to victory. David was also the only Independent candidate that received an endorsement from the Cincinnati Fraternal Order of Police and his success has proven that an Independent candidate can compete with the two major political parties. We can bring together individuals from all over the political spectrum. It’s only the beginning.
David plans to be your next Representative to Congress. Thank you again for your vote and please support Krikorian for Congress in 2010!