A Message Regarding the 2016 NY17 Congressional Race

In 2014, Chris Day came closer than anyone has since 1992 to beating Congresswoman Nita Lowey in the 17th District of New York, garnering 44 percent of the vote. He has prepared a video statement regarding the 2016 Congressional race, which is available at this link.

A transcript of his statement follows:

“Since our historically close race for Congress in 2016, my family and I have been considering our plans for 2016. With so many loyal supporters, and so many incredibly important issues locally, nationally, and abroad, I have heard your call for me to run for the Congressional seat in the 17th District.

I have always said I will never do anything unless I can do it 110 percent. For the 2016 Congressional race, that applies as well.

With a baby on the way, and an upcoming career transition, I simply cannot promise that I would be able to give that 110 percent to a Congressional race in the upcoming year.

As such, I have decided not to challenge the incumbent in the 17th District of New York at this time for the 2016 election cycle.

But keep in mind: this is not a permanent decision. I’m not going anywhere. I will continue to actively push an independent, small government, free market agenda going forward, and advocate on the many issues that matter to the people of Westchester and Rockland – and 2018 is a lot closer than one might think.

Thank you again for all of your support and kind words since I first announced in 2014, for your vote in that election, and for your continued support going forward. God bless you, your families, and this great country of ours.”

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