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Oh my what a night.
-- -- It's been such an honor.
Such an honor and a privilege for -- and I -- To be able to serve you for six years as governor firstly.
-- We made we made tremendous -- at stake and the reason we did that's because we trusted one another.
We work together we put our state first.
And it works so well for us and we're going to continue.
To fight for West Virginia every day of our line.
I just I can only -- that.
I want to thank all the people West Virginia for believing in me.
I really truly appreciate every one of them you know we never thought we would ever lose our beloved senator -- But the good lord had other plans.
And lead in the governor's office was that.
When the toughest decisions I had tonight.
We achieved so much as a state working together but I can tell you.
I'm proud of what we've been able to do I have -- proud of every one of our accomplishments.
But when I look what challenges we have ahead of us in Washington.
I'm on the take that fight there.
And I don't -- -- -- to celebrate this victory because it's all of you -- made it happen.
Everything I have.
I want to thank my senior senator for being here senator Jay Rockefeller I think.
Because tomorrow starts the rebuilding.
The road -- America.
We must start tomorrow.
And I really believe that Washington could learn a few things that few lessons from West Virginia.
But -- common sense goes a long way I can tell you that.
You know we.
-- Acknowledged that Washington is broken and when you look.
And I said this on the campaign chose him much when you look and you see putting the party first -- putting your.
Personal agenda -- political agendas second and the country last.
It doesn't work is not how we do things in West Virginia that's not how we've repaired things and made him better.
We -- West Virginia first it's time to put America first.
We've got to be very careful when the political parties.
Start putting the next election.
Ahead of the next generation.
Serious and we can't let that happen there's no way we can let that happen.
It is all about the generation that's coming behind us and you can see in our family we do have.
We re planning generations.
When we look at all I look at all of my colleagues and everybody works because I didn't make all these changes in West Virginia by myself no one person can do that.
And I can't make all the changes in Washington myself on the -- Leadership from my -- senator Rockefeller my senior senator and all of the senators on both sides of the -- Democrat and Republicans working together.
I want you to know.
I'm going there and intend to work with everyone.
Who's going to put country first.
If you put the country first I don't care where -- -- Democrat Republican.
Liberal conservative business or labor it's how we do it and it works well.
And the country will be much better off because of that that's how we rebuild America and -- get America back on track we will get her back on track.
We owe it to our country.
We -- it to the state that we all love so dearly.
And we owe -- to our beloved senator Robert C Byrd.
An -- most of all we -- it to every West Virginia and every West Virginia and every place of this great state we owe it to them.
We owe it to them to rebuild America to make America strong and we will do it.
And we are determined.
Again want to thank each and every one -- you.
Without you -- could have done with all the volunteers and people that came out from every -- -- West Virginia.
For all the ground troops that you all put on unbelievable we had an air attack and a ground attack you.
You can't lose when you've got all your armies working together.
On behalf on behalf of my family.
I thank you.
You know on.
We will work as hard in Washington as we worked here in West Virginia will give you everything we have -- -- Each and every one -- you got.
They've -- can.
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