Letter: South Portland GOP thanks candidates

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Last week Republican candidates from South Portland gallantly fought to renew hope, re-establish trust, reunite, and reintroduce fellow Residents of South Portland to the promise of a brighter tomorrow. Candidates faced the daunting task of trying to change an environment that has been less than willing to concede to different views or ideas. Understanding the overwhelming odds, our Republican candidates held nothing back; they ran clean, positive campaigns, which we all can be proud of. I am encouraged and thankful to have been a witness to the amount of teamwork displayed between the individual campaigns, candidates, supporters and the South Portland Republican Committee. Given the amount of adversity our candidates faced during this campaign season they were able to positively represent the great qualities of the Republican Party.

I personally would like to recognize our 2012 Republican heroes and thank them for their courageous efforts: Michael Darren Wallace in state Senate District 7, Thomas George Sarbanis in House District 122 and House District 124 candidate Kevin Battle. The personal courage these men displayed is a true testament to the strength of our Republican community. For all who supported our candidates I thank you. Your support is the foundation that will continue to sustain and guide our resolve.

Jake Myrick, chairman
South Portland Republican Committee