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Rob Miller’s Victory Speech

June 11, 2008

Rob Miller’s Victory Speech

Victory Speech:

First, let me thank everyone who helped us win our first battle for change tonight, especially my wife Shane and my son Robert.

Blaine Lotz called me a few minutes ago.  Blain is a good man, and he ran a good campaign.

Three-and-a-half months ago, I was a Captain in the US Marine Corps.  On February 16, we began our campaign for change.

Tonight we celebrate this win, but tomorrow the real battle to change Washington begins.

The incumbent is a proud card-carrying member of the status quo. He’s been in Washington for years voting for ballooning deficits and out-of-control spending. He took money from and had fundraisers with corrupt and dishonest politicians like Tom DeLay, who he still says is a man of integrity.  Joe Wilson has been in Washington too long. He doesn’t believe in change and is out of touch with the people he is supposed to represent.

This campaign, our campaign, is all about change. Unlike the incumbent, we understand that times are tough.

We’ll work for change by developing a sensible exit strategy for Iraq and reinvest those resources here at home to rebuild our infrastructure because we need good jobs, we need safer neighborhoods, and we need more affordable health care here in South Carolina.

We’ll work for change by pushing Congress to do more to develop alternative forms of energy so we can say goodbye forever gas that’s to $4.00 a gallon.

We’ll work for change by making the politicians in Washington balance the budget. Families all over South Carolina live within their means and it’s time for Congress to do the same.

The forces of the Status quo will not stand down without a fight. But, after serving  13 years in the Marine Corps, to include twice in Iraq, I’ve never been afraid of a good fight.

I understand I can’t win this by myself; I need all of you fighting with me.

Go to my web site at and join our battle for change.

The battle for change begins tomorrow.

Thank you.

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