Political campaigns are a lot like sports. It is a competition. I like the gamesmanship. This game we play — it’s fun. And I love beating Democrats. But sometimes the outcome matters to you on a personal level. Politics, after all, is about people. And when you care about the people involved, when you become deeply invested in their lives, it’s about more than putting points on the board and getting the win. It becomes more than a game. It becomes a mission.
That’s what this story is about. It’s about a bad thing happening to a good man and a good family. It’s about finding a way to triumph in the face of tragedy.
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