If it's OK, I'm going to simply post Larry's statement and leave out any of my personal commentary. Larry is my hero!
Please follow below the fold for his statement...
"My phone has been ringing off the hook this morning. Concerned Americans are calling in and offering their prayers and support while the final votes are tallied. The one thing that is crystal clear is that the best election lawyers in America are on their way to join our local legal team to assist the fight in making sure that all the votes are counted. I'm also humbled by the financial support that we are getting in order to fully fund my campaign while we wait for the votes to be counted.
Simply put, I am encouraged this morning. We are only 346 votes down at the moment and there are still votes to be counted.
What the results tell me is that the people have spoken and they have demanded change.
The proof is in the numbers. I beat Hayes in counties that he has traditionally won in the past. I ran strong in Hayes' home county of Cabarrus exceeding recent Democratic margins there as well as in Union and Stanly Counties.
That's why I feel confident that once the votes are counted, that we will have taken our country back from the Washington politicians and special interests."
Thanks for keeping up the fight, Larry.