Beto O'Rourke concedes: 'I'm as inspired, I'm as hopeful as I've ever been'

The Democrat from Texas conceded to incumbent Republican Senator Ted Cruz.
12:01 | 11/07/18

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Thank you all for being here where thus. Did witness every single step of the way. Yeah. Don't. El Paso. El Paso has produced. Some really great scenes. Over the years. And I am very lucky that I got to be part of one that came out of this community but for the last. 22 months. Has been traveling every single county of Texas. Being merit to listen to show up for every single one of us are ms. inspired. I'm is hopeful. As I have ever been. In my life and tonight's loss. Does nothing to them diminish. The way that I feel about Texas. Or this country. Getting to be where a and his zeal all of you tonight. Reminds me why we set out to do this in the first place. We're not abouts. Be it against anybody. About being against another a political party. We're not gonna define ourselves. By cruel or what's we're against or afraid off. Or secure to have. We are great people. Ambitious. Declined by our aspirations. The hard work that we're willing to commit in order to achieve them every single one of us. Republicans. Democrats. Independents. From the biggest cities. The smallest of towns. The people of Texas want to do and will do the great work. Of this country. I just know. Have the opportunity. To talk to senator Bruce. And to congratulate him. To congratulate him on his victory and to wish him well and going boredom what I said what I pledged on by alcohol lost. This time of division. The country's then as polarized as I can remember it in my life. All this bitterness. That defines so much of a national conversation. Today if there's anything that we can do to help him. And his position of public trust to ensure that Texas hopes to lead this country in who. Later brings us back together around the big things that we want to achieve. Whether that's making short. We face any threats arrayed against this country whether that means that we are there for every single one of us. Who needs a helping hands that we can live to our full potential. The ability to see your doctor. Go to the hospital received the medication that you need to be a lot of want to work with him. How work with the anyone to make sure that we can lead on not. You'll amazing. You amazing public school educators who work so hard and do so much for so many of us. I work with them. Homework with anyone anytime anywhere but to make sure in the same way that you've been there for us that now all we can be there for you. Nevada's Democrats not as Republicans but his Texans. As Americans. Want to make sure. Especially. The business community. That raised today. Maybe I am. Where Amy and I are so lucky and fortunate enough to be raising our kids. You listen he's the Mali and Henry you're here with us. Tonight. There we'll. We offer our experience. No perspective. In our courage and hard to open its on the issues that we know best and one half. On the margins by national community anywhere in the Americas join with you about what is took form something Howard home. Gold and nothing to be afraid or walled off courts to apologize for I want to make sure. This is proud community. Operas all it house to do. This country into our future and to ensuring that our greatest days are still ahead and that the policy that we grafts. No laws that we rights. The way in which we treat each other. Tom's not out of fear. But comes out of confidence. And strength and is fine arts that I have always known that El Paso to how. I am so. I don't know any way to say this Oden. El Paso I'd love you so much. I'm so. I am so proud of you in this city and this community and what you mean to the rest of this country. And what's you have a chance tonight. Along with so many other amazing people all across this state. The climb this. And generosity that you're shown to me. And aiming to our family. To our campaign. Is amazing. It's why my faith in this State's. And business people as a country is in no way diminished. At this moment I know we will continue to work to come together. To make sure. We live up to the promise. And the potential. Of this country I know it because I Madieu everywhere. The jewel Laura unpleasant do you everywhere that you live. I. One thing. One of thing tonight. My family. Beginning with Amy. Who has borne the toughest burden. Rays and our kids. Supporting me. Loving me. Giving me strength and encouragement at every step of the way. Making sure that we can finish has just as strong. As we started it. Want to think. Are those. Wanna think my mom and my sisters and our family all of whom are here tonight. I remains that's great examples of being I love you guys. I want to thank. This amazing. Campaign. Of people. Not a dime from a single not all people all the time. In every single quotes a Texas all of you still in the country how you do this. So lucky you guys. David. And Jodi and Chris. And simply. And everyone who works on this campaign. Every volunteer. Every ambassador. Everyone who knocked on doors everyone who made phone calls every one who allow themselves to local. And to believe. He's fired by one another and that turned night into action in into votes. And to do something that no one. No one thought was possible to build a campaign like this one. So league comprised. Of people people from all walks of life. And together. Jamming the differences. In deciding the what unites us is far stronger. And the color of our skin. How many generations we can count ourselves and American or whether we just got here yesterday who we love who we are ready to. What are we play at all who we voted for the last time none of that small stuff matters now. It is the greatness to which we have supplier. No work there were willing to put into it to achieve it. By which we will be known going forward in this campaign. Both a very special place in the history of this country every day going forward. Have made that possible. This team. This team. On which we are all members. In some way. Students state government is gonna continue to aspire to do great things now if it made me. In individual races in individual communities it may have nothing to do with politics but just. Each of us and sometimes together finding the ways. In which you make life better for one another and our communities. In this State's. We're in this country there are so many great candidates we're going to come outs of this campaign whose work I look forward to the supporting. And following and cheering on. But just know this. I am forever. I am forever changed to. In the most profoundly. Positive. Way. I'm forever grateful. To every single one of you. For making this possible I believe in view. I believe in Texas I believe in this country. Okay. Okay. And I love you. More than words can express enough local birds nest every single day go on board making sure. That whatever we have created whenever we have changed and all of us will decide what that means and how far it goes did it leaves something far greater. Then what we have today in an all those every single one of us continue to believe and make possible the greatness of the United States. Of America. I am honored to have been able to do this review. I am grateful forever and we will see you out there are down on the road thank you well not so thank you Texas. Thank you every single one of you. We're making this possible. I am grateful. I am grateful take you.

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