Bob Statchen took to Facebook during the later hours of the evening on November 3rd, stating that it didn’t do the way that he wanted it to. Statchen, running for the 2nd time against Heather Somers for the 18th District Senate Seat stated in a Facebook post…
“So it didn’t go as we planned. When I jumped into politics in 2017, the state senate was tied, the governor’s office was up for grabs (and historically not likely to go to a Democrat) and there was only about a six seat majority in the state house. At that time, winning the race constituted protecting an economic philosophy that would battle income inequality, provide affordable health care and fight for the working people in Connecticut. Now, the senate and house have a clear Democratic majority and we have a strong Democratic governor. Connecticut is going to be fine and, regardless of what happens at the federal level, there is a strong blue firewall to protect our great state and its citizens. We all need to stay engaged and keep fighting. Our democracy is worth it. I am grateful for all the friends I made and honored by the trust you placed in me to be your candidate. Again, I believe we left it all on the field. I’ll have more to share in the days ahead, but again, I am incredibly grateful for this experience.”
Many well wishers responded to Statchen’s post thanking him for his service and asked him to “keep fighting the good fight.”
The Connecticut State Senate in the 18th District includes the towns of Griswold, Groton, North Stonington, Plainfield, Preston, Sterling, Stonington, and Voluntown.