Between the current landscape of my campaign, my desire to remain independent, and great needs elsewhere, I’ve decided to decline any and all contributions.
I’ve always recognized the importance of doing the right thing; making decisions based on the merits of the situation rather than the influence of others. Therefore, I cannot in good conscience accept campaign contributions for this race.
In this national election cycle, your money would be better put to use elsewhere.
In short, “I’ve got this.” I can win this election based on my background, knowledge, experience, and a small amount of my own money.