Please see the below statement from Audrey Richards.
I am grateful to the Republican Party for offering me a space in which to raise my voice and promote inclusivity while highlighting the problems faced by today's young people.
I appreciate each and every one of the more than three-thousand votes cast for me, and applaud each citizen for exercising that fundamental American right regardless of whom they voted for.
We ran a campaign with $5,000 and are proud of what we were able to accomplish in a field of millions. The winner of this race spent $29.03 per vote, while our campaign spent $1.62 per vote. That speaks to the quality of our campaign; once people heard about our vision for Southwest Missouri they connected to it. Our message of people over politics resonates throughout the district and I am proud to have carried that torch.
I hope that one day, people across the nation will see our corner of Missouri and think, "That's where I want to start my business and raise my family." I wish Eric Burlison a successful term for the betterment of our district and for the United States.