Dan Powers, the Democratic congressional candidate who was endorsed during the CD2 convention, graciously addressed the standing room only crowd and told them it was time to unite behind the primary winner. Powers showed leadership ability in being able to set aside personal feelings and direct his supporters to unite and support the primary winner for the good of the Democratic party. Powers told supporters:
'We need to come together to support the primary winner. It's in the best interest of this Congressional District and it's other candidates to make this story one of unity among the CD2 activists. I pledge to support Shelley and would like the rest of my supporters to do the same".Powers showed his true commitment to the Democratic process and his belief that you abide by the process and what the people say. While I'm disappointed that Dan didn't win in the primary, I'm very proud of the way he handled himself last night. He demonstrated real leadership and I found myself wondering if Shelley could show the same leadership if the roles were reversed?
|CD2 Chair Jeanne Thomas embracing Shelley Madore, CD2 Democratic congressional candidate and primary winner , after she spoke to the delegates asking them to unite and support the primary winner.|