Not sounding overly optimistic, John Faso sent the following message to supporters, thanking them for their help and noting that “we forced Eliot Spitzer to take a pledge not to raise taxes.”
So…does that count as a victory?
Throughout this campaign I have been honored to have your support. I cannot thank you enough for your confidence in me and my ideas. Your encouragement has been a source of strength.
With your help, my campaign brought a number of important issues to the forefront of the debate, and in spite of all of his spending promises, we forced Eliot Spitzer to take a pledge to not raise taxes. To make sure that the ideas and solutions we proposed for the future of New York State endure long after the election, I ask that you make every effort to get out to the polls today, and take a friend with you.
If you live or work in the Capital Region, please join me and other supporters at our Election Night Victory Celebration. We will be in Ballrooms A and B at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 40 Lodge Street, beginning at 8:00 pm.
Thank you again for your help, inspiration and friendship.
— Azi Paybarah