Just a few moments ago, Brad called Sanford Bishop and congratulated him on his victory. With over 90% of the precincts reporting, the gap is insurmountable. Brad has been quite jovial throughout the night and does not consider this necessarily as a "loss," because from the beginning Brad had nothing really to lose. From the thousands of people we personally contacted to the personal contacts throughout the district, people have continued to speak of how impressed they have been with the way Brad has handled himself and how well he has ran his campaign. For someone who has been called a "no-name from no-where with no-money" by some people, I think Brad has done quite well. On the state level, Georgia conservatives won the governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, state school superintendent, and commissioner of insurance. Two statewide races that impacted Brad's campaign was the Comissioner of Agriculture and Commissioner of Labor, both which the Republican candidate lost. In the 2nd Congressional District, labor and agriculture are huge local issues, and to lose on a state level was indicative of the outcome of the current position of Georgians on these matters. As we begin to close out the night, I can honestly say that it has been a privilege to spend the last couple of days here in Blakely, Georgia with my good friend Brad Hughes. I look forward to seeing where and how God leads Brad in the future. In the mean time, we will be catching up on the last six months and enjoying what God has provided in our friendship and common desire to glorify God with our lives.