I had great optimism that the concerns over government encroachment into our fundamental religious liberties and takeover of healthcare would motivate voters to choose the candidate who shared those concerns.
While a significant majority of Missourians supported Mitt Romney, other pro-life candidates in Missouri were defeated. We are heart-broken and saddened at these missed opportunities to advance the cause of life, protect innocent unborn children and prevent rationing of healthcare.
We are so very grateful to all of the pro-life candidates who ran on the principles on which our country is founded - particularly on the unalienable right to life. For those who lost, you will be missed. For those who won, we look forward to working with you as we continue to build a culture of life in our state and in our country.
We are also thankful for the hundreds of MRL PAC volunteers across the state who worked so hard to promote pro-life candidates and to all those who so generously donated financially to the PAC. We did all we could, and you should be very proud of your efforts.
There will be plenty of time later for analyzing the results and second-guessing campaign strategies, but let's waste no time in bitterness or anger. My faith compels me - and I pray it does you as well - not to be discouraged, not to give up hope, to believe always in God's infinite love and mercy. Believe also in the truth that by working to protect innocent human life, we are doing the work to which God calls us.
Take heart, my friends, and join me with determination and firm resolve in the certain knowledge that God will be victorious.