Rufus Gifford
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Dem candidate for Congress - MA 3. Former Ambassador, 10 yr Obama alum, optimist, husband, believes America is already great (but far from perfect)

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4 Days 19 Hours Ago

Dear friends, if you ever need anything, and I mean ever, know that I will never forget what you did for us and our campaign. I will always have your back like you had mine. Love you all. Can’t wait to go into battle together again. #standforsomething

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9 Days 3 Hours Ago

Left my razor and my tie at home. First free weekend this year. And remembering what is truly important.

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11 Days 5 Hours Ago

Dear Concord, You sure do know how to make a former Congressional candidate feel good on his run this morning. Got choked up seeing all the signs still up. So grateful for your support and belief in me and our campaign. Stephen and Argos and I are so proud to call you our home. We’re not going anywhere.

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12 Days 7 Hours Ago

Sad and grateful this morning. Sad because I gave everything I had and came up short. Grateful because you can’t take the last year away from me. To Rufus for Congress Staff: Never could I have dreamed of a better team. You are the best at what you do. I hope to God that you pick up the phone when I call because we’re not done and there is no team I would rather have on my side than you. To the other nine candidates: It was an honor to be on the ballot with every one of you. I truly look forward to following your careers (and hopefully sharing a glass of wine and trading stories before too long). To our fellows and volunteers: through snow, rain, and heat nothing could stop you. You inspire me, you humble me. I will be forever grateful. If I have one request of you please don’t let our falling short discourage you or slow you down. You will change the world. To those of you who took a chance on me: The 15-year-old version of me never could have dreamed that 12k+ people would have ever voted for me for anything. You made that kid smile. And this now 44-year-old is so grateful to have earned your trust. To the thousands of MA3 residents who have shared your stories with me: I will never ever forget them. You have taught me more than you know. To my family and friends: You know it all. ❤️ To all: I wanted to run a campaign built on positivity, trust and optimism in a time of great division and frustration. Focusing on what we can accomplish if we look each other in the eye and work together. I will forever believe that’s what we need. I will miss this campaign more than you know. My hair is grayer, my clothes don’t fit and I haven’t slept in weeks, but if there is anything that has given me faith in the strength of the human spirit, it has been the experiences I have had over the last year. Life goes on now. Another chapter awaits. You haven’t heard the last of me. Xo - Rufus

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15 Days 19 Hours Ago

Yup. Those are the soles of my shoes. So many doors knocked. So many miles walked. Rain, snow or heat never stopped us. I knocked my final door of the primary tonight. So grateful to all of you who I met along the way. 🇺🇸💪🏻

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19 Days 9 Hours Ago

Thank you @theadvocatemag for the profile on my work and our campaign. 🏳️‍🌈🇺🇸

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25 Days 8 Hours Ago

I would never compare my struggle to anyone else’s. I know that it doesn’t compare to the vast majority of people in the world. But growing up as a young gay kid in the 80s, wanting nothing more than to escape my life in every way, that struggle coupled with self-hatred and hopelessness, made me who I am today. I share my story now because after having overcome, I want nothing more than to give back and fight for not just my community but anyone who doesn't have a place at the table. Equality. Kindness. Decency. Fairness. That's what we have to be about.

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29 Days 9 Hours Ago

2009. I barely knew you when this was taken. Only that you were beautiful inside and out. I had no idea that we would see the world - experiencing life like I could never have dreamed - and come home again. You’re my everything, Stephen. I love you. Happy birthday. ❤️ (and I continue to be annoyed that I look older than you do) @stephenjdevincent

Rufus Gifford
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2018-08-17 07:07:17

Final ad. Stand for something. 🇺🇸💪🏼 #ma3

Rufus Gifford
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2018-08-10 10:05:56

Why do I love this work? Because every once in a while you show up at a strangers’ door and get a hug. Julia, it is people like you who give me hope and optimism. 25 days to go...

Rufus Gifford
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2018-08-05 17:38:25

44 today. Feeling so grateful. 🎂

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2018-08-04 11:25:42

Happy Birthday boss. 🎂