As you may have heard, I suspended my campaign shortly after announcing to attend to the needs of one of our children. Victoria and I are committed to a list of priorities that start with our Christian faith, our family, and freedom. As many of you already know, I risked my life and the life of my family to defend our Republic for more than 21 years as a U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer. That commitment has been difficult at times and many times the needs of our children were put on hold. We have worked faithfully to keep our priorities in balance. At this time I find it necessary to address some key issues and bring you up to date on my current status. In the coming month or two, Victoria and I hope to see the fruits of the adjustments we have made. We believe those adjustments will continue to result in positive outcomes for our youngest. In the meantime, we cannot and will not ignore the state of our Congressional District. The behaviors of Angie Craig, her conduct, and her decisions to continue down the socialist path that the radical democrats have chosen, represents a direct threat to all of us and especially to our children. Now, candidate Rick Olson has sided with Angie Craig and the radical dems in their impeachment sham. Sadly, Rick Olson is only a symptom of a more threatening disease that has contaminated CD2. My team and I have exposed the cause of this disease repeatedly in the past 3 years. We discovered several disingenuous persons within CD2 that do not support our Republican platform, our core values, or President Trump. As Republicans, we celebrate our differences, and we will not agree all the time. However, we have a core platform that makes us Republicans. A few among us have convinced the majority that we must water our core priorities down to win. This ideology has failed repeatedly, and it has actually worked to elect democrats, not Republicans. My dear constituents, you have been lied to and used in a way that aids socialists and their movement. We must rid ourselves of those among us that will not hold fast to our Republic. We must find new ways to reach those in our communities that have a true belief in America first, secure borders, and peace through strength. I anticipate positive outcomes in the coming 2 months and my family and I will do all we can to help–but I need your help. I need to know that you are with me, our Republican party, and President Trump and not a watered down coalition of disingenuous factions but rather a solid wall of believers in upholding our Republic. At this time, consider my campaign to be in a holding pattern, but I am still a viable candidate to be considered for endorsement in March 2020. We need to support President Trump and send a candidate form CD2 to Washington who will support our President and his courageous efforts to protect and renew our Republic.