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Today marks the end of the campaigns for the several political hopefuls. Today also marks the beginning of the campaigns for the general election in November.

The November election will provide for us our leaders for the next four years.

In today's edition you have seen whom you voted to continue on the fight to represent you in the future.

We congratulate the winners and those that weren't so successful as well. They are winners, too. They spent the same time and effort as the folks you chose to go on to the general election.

We are fortunate that in these busy and demanding days that we have in our communities good people who were and are willing to spend the hours away from families business and personal life to represent us.

Because of their efforts, this great democracy that we live in, a democracy that has been defended by the sweat, toil and blood of millions of our forefathers continues on.

President Teddy Roosevelt in a speech in Paris said this:

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat"

Teddy Roosevelt said it all. That's why there were no losers in yesterday's elections - only winners.