I wasn’t one to get in trouble much growing up. But one day, when I was in elementary school, I got into a fight with another little boy, who had teased me about my mother.
The punishment back then was eating lunch at the table with the principal, and I’ll never forget the disappointment in our principal’s face when he said “I never knew you were like that.”
I knew then and there that I didn’t ever want to be “like that” again.
So earlier this week, when Republican leaders began attacking our campaign, we decided not to attack them back, because we still don’t want to be “like that.”
Instead, we are focused on building the people-powered movement that so many of you have joined. We are focused on finding solutions to folks who are struggling to get by in the state of Florida, and planned out policies that will hopefully make those solutions a reality. In short, we focused on what really matters — and this is what we’ve managed to accomplish together:
Earlier today, hundreds of you came out to our campaign launch rally in Tallahassee, and we had a wonderful time discussing the most pertinent issues facing Floridians today, like creating jobs at every rung of the income ladder, investing in our public education, and protecting our environment.
Together, we are showing every pundit and politico in the state that it is absolutely possible to run a campaign powered by the people here in Florida.
And together, we’re going to keep showing them that we aren’t running this campaign “like that.” We’re going to keep focusing on the issues and the people, not petty, partisan politics.
Michelle Obama said it best: when they go low, we go high. Together, we’re going to rebuild Florida into a state that works for all of us, and we’re going to do it without resorting to going low.
Bring it home,