One year ago on January 19th, we stood together, defied the naysayers, and sent a very powerful message to Washington that resonated throughout the entire country and shook up the political establishment.
Without your support, my election would not have been possible, and I am very grateful for everything you did.
You helped me fight back against all the mudslinging and negative personal attacks from the political machine and the special interest groups determined to see us lose.
Believe it or not, even though my re-election is still nearly two years away, the political machine is already starting to ratchet up the rhetoric and the attacks against me. I opposed cap and trade, amnesty for college-aged illegal immigrants, Obamacare and the excessive spending and higher taxes sought by the special interests and Washington insiders. I refuse to sponsor earmarks. And I have always made your concerns my top priority.
Just like last year, I am going to need your help not to fight back, but to fight forward. By joining the Brown Brigade, I need you to join your local Town/City Brigade to meet with fellow supporters.
Getting online to meet with supporters offline is critical to our success. You can also join us on Facebook, I love hearing your suggestions for better government and your feedback is important whether you agree or disagree with a vote.
Fighting forward means taking the initiative on your own to help develop our statewide grassroots network, and it begins in your town. If you meet up with fellow Brown Brigadiers in your town, please post your photos on the Brown Brigade and share your experiences with the network. Thanks again for everything in 2010 and I look forward to seeing you in 2011.