Friday, October 14, 2005

From U.S. Newswire:

Statement from Ed Cox

10/14/2005 3:48:00 PM

To: City, State and National desks, Political Reporter

Contact: Thomas J. Basile of Ed Cox for New York, 800-526-0252 or

ALBANY, N.Y., Oct. 14 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following is a statement released by Ed Cox :

"Over the past several months, I have traveled more than 7000 miles across this state, earning the support of party leaders, elected officials and members of both parties. I believe that they have come to know me as a passionate proponent of fiscal restraint, lower taxes, government reform, job creation, school choice, second amendment rights, a strong national defense and a culture of life.

"I believe that they have come to know me as a principled and credible candidate. I have been truly honored by the confidence members of both the Republican and Conservative Parties have placed in my ability to not only wage an aggressive campaign, but effectively represent New York State in the Senate.

"The Governor is the leader of the Republican Party. Out of respect for his position and his decision, I have decided to stop my campaign for the United States Senate.

"Again, my family and I thank all those who have supported my fight to bring voice to the concerns of all New Yorkers in Washington."