Yancey Sends Out Email To Supporters
This morning, Lee Yancey, who lost the runoff in the treasurer’s race to Lynn Fitch on Tuesday, sent out a thank you email to supporters:
“How can I begin to thank so many people who have given of their time, talents, and money in my endeavor to become Mississippi’s state treasurer?
The entire campaign has been a truly humbling experience. No candidate can run a race by themselves. While I didn’t win, I did learn a number of things along the way. Driving from Jackson to Tupelo to Southaven to Meridian to Hattiesburg to Pascagoula, to Gulfport and Biloxi over and over and over again, I met some really good people who care about our state and our nation: Republican clubs, executive committees, and Republican women who are the backbone of our party.
As the campaign progressed, volunteers came on board and gave of their time with no monetary payment in return. Their selflessness and sacrifice was and is an inspiration to me. When I felt like I couldn’t bear the burden any longer, they stepped in and were making calls, writing postcards, driving me around, and going door-to-door.
Everyone associated with the campaign knows that the guy who worked the hardest was my campaign manager George Nassar. Believe it or not, he was the only paid staffer in a statewide campaign. If George had a full paid staff, there is no telling what he could have done! Lisa Shoemaker did a great job with fundraising and helping counsel me with important decisions from her years of campaign experience. I am also thankful to Murphy-Turner Consultants. Craig Murphy, Chris Turner, and Judson Stafford were responsible for those crazy signs. Who ever thought of putting the candidate’s face on a sign?
We made the runoff with the least amount of money and we made it a close race in the runoff 53-47% again being greatly outspent. I have no regrets. We all want to experience the joy of being victorious but the process of trying to get there is what shapes us into who we are. I believe that there is honor in losing if you have given all you can give. I know my team left it all on the field of battle.
I am looking forward to what the future holds by trusting in the One who holds the future in His hands. I now rest in the arms of my family knowing I am the most blessed man in the world. Thank you for believing in me and for helping me go so far. While we see one piece of the jigsaw puzzle, the Lord sees the big picture. I trust Him. May He bless you all.”