Subsequent to his defeat in the November 2nd election, 2nd District Congressional Candidate Jason Levesque released the following statement:
"First, I would like to thank my friends and family who came on this journey with me and the people of this great state that made this journey possible. We ran an excellent race and, yes, we came up short. But, we ran with honor, with honesty and I will look back at this first foray into the political realm with pride--of my family, of my team and of the people.
"I am humbled by the support we received and I vow to not stop fighting. I congratulate my opponent on his victory. We may not have pulled it out this time, but I still believe that the outcome of this race and the outcome of elections nationally should serve to put Mike Michaud and others on notice that we are watching. That many of us still want our voices heard. I believe Washington heard many of us last night and am hopeful that the interests of the people will be better represented. We will hold our Congressman accountable for his votes. Mainers do not support the energy tax, the trillions on health care and stimulus and we do not want our grandchildren and great-grandchildren to be born into a personal debt responsibility.
"Many have asked what my future holds. The answer is, I don't know yet. I look forward to taking some time with my wife Tracey and my children--maybe we'll take Bertha the RV on the road for a few days. Then I will regroup and pick up this fight to bring jobs to Maine and your voice to Washington and Augusta."