PRESS RELEASE from Democratic
For Immediate Release
November 4, 2008
Contact: Karen Finney
Statement by Howard
the 2008 Election Results
Washington, DC - Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean
issued the following statement on tonight's election results:
"This has been a truly historic, transformational election.
Tonight, our country chose hope over fear, the future over the past,
unity over division. This election also reflects the passing of
the torch to a new generation. Barack Obama inspired young voters
across this country to answer the call and get involved. They
responded to his promise to put partisanship and divisiveness aside and
come together as one nation to find solutions. They turned out.
They made calls. They knocked on doors. And they helped change our
"The American people have given all of us - Democrats, Republicans and
Independents - a simple mandate: to work together find big solutions to
the big challenges facing our country. We must work together to
change the direction of our wonderful country and to restore America.
With the help of strong Democratic majorities in Congress, President
Barack Obama is going to set this nation on a course to provide the
change we need.
"Today I am humbled by what we have accomplished over the last four
years. Together, we can build on this moment to bring our nation
together and work as one to overcome the challenges we face. It is what
we as Americans have always done. Under Barack Obama's
leadership, we'll do it again."