I am grateful to John Edwards for his public service and his enormous contributions to the policy debate during this year’s presidential race. I endorsed him early in this process because of his focus on issues affecting rural America and his support of biofuels and wind energy. These are matters important to my constituents and to the entire country, and I hope rural prosperity and energy security receive the attention they deserve throughout the remainder of the 2008 election. I admire the courageous leadership that John and Elizabeth Edwards have demonstrated throughout the past year, and I know their commitment to working families across the nation will never wane.