"Though tonight's election didn't go as I had hoped, I find myself with a sense of optimism for the future of North Carolina.
We ran a campaign rooted in transparent leadership, selflessness, honesty and a better future for North Carolina families. I certainly wish we could have communicated that message to more North Carolina voters, but I saw those ideals embraced by the thousands of people I met with in every corner of our incredible state. To those who welcomed an open conversation about the future of our state, I say thank you.
I grew up in a military family, before becoming a soldier and a military spouse. I've moved a lot in service to my country and I've always worked to make every community I lived in better than how I left it. It's why I ran for state representative and it's why I ran for governor. My campaign may have ended tonight, but that mission has not.
I want to thank my husband Dave, my sons and all our family, friends, volunteers and supporters. I am forever grateful knowing they have my back every single day.
2020 is a critical election. I am committed to re-electing President Trump, defeating Roy Cooper and electing Republicans up and down the ballot in November."