This afternoon, Colonel Paul Cook, USMC (ret.) released the following statement regarding his successful primary election:
"I'm humbled by the support of the voters in Congressional District 8 in my bid to become their next Congressman. This puts us one step closer to victory. I want to thank all of the voters and especially all of the volunteers and friends for helping me reach this point. Nothing would be possible without their support.
"I look forward to an election based on the critical issues facing this district and this nation. We need more jobs, a stronger economy, and a government that answers to the people. To accomplish these goals, we need a strong leader, and I hope the people of CD 8 will allow me to be that leader."