In 2014, Chris Day came closer than anyone has since 1992 to beating Congresswoman Nita Lowey in the 17th District of New York, garnering 44 percent of the vote. He has prepared a video statement regarding the 2016 Congressional race, which is available at this link.
A transcript of his statement follows:
“Since our historically close race for Congress in 2016, my family and I have been considering our plans for 2016. With so many loyal supporters, and so many incredibly important issues locally, nationally, and abroad, I have heard your call for me to run for the Congressional seat in the 17th District.
I have always said I will never do anything unless I can do it 110 percent. For the 2016 Congressional race, that applies as well.
With a baby on the way, and an upcoming career transition, I simply cannot promise that I would be able to give that 110 percent to a Congressional race in the upcoming year.
As such, I have decided not to challenge the incumbent in the 17th District of New York at this time for the 2016 election cycle.
But keep in mind: this is not a permanent decision. I’m not going anywhere. I will continue to actively push an independent, small government, free market agenda going forward, and advocate on the many issues that matter to the people of Westchester and Rockland – and 2018 is a lot closer than one might think.
Thank you again for all of your support and kind words since I first announced in 2014, for your vote in that election, and for your continued support going forward. God bless you, your families, and this great country of ours.”