Dear friends,

After much thought and prayer I have decided to suspend my campaign for House Representative from CD36.

Representing nearly 750,000 people is a sizeable task, and it requires considerable money to reach voters so that they choose the best representative possible. Unfortunately, my campaign hasn't raised the amount necessary to effectively counter a well-funded incumbent backed by the establishment, despite our hard work and some innovative marketing.

Those who work tirelessly to advance basic conservative principles, such as constitutionally limited government and the protection of liberty, know all too well how important money is to the cause. Despite our outreach to conservatives across Texas who agree on principle, money has remained on the sidelines.

Your support of the campaign helped move the incumbent in a more conservative direction. It is because of you that this campaign had that effect.

Our representatives should have an unyielding fidelity to the Constitution and be unwilling to compromise our Texas values. Candidates with those characteristics are few and far between, and they deserve our support.

I will continue to promote my plan to use the authorities offered to Congress in Article III of the federal Constitution to divest this federal government of the many unconstitutional powers it has taken and return them to the States where they belong. This plan has been overwhelmingly supported because it is based in truth, not rhetoric, and contains real actions, not just a collection of stump speech platitudes.

We need representatives who not only understand the mechanisms still available to us in the Constitution, but who are willing to actually use them to rein in this out-of-control federal government and to restore the powers that "are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." I ask that you join with me in pushing all our elected representatives toward this goal.

In liberty,

Dwayne Stovall