My Final Campaign Message

Over the last 15 months, our campaign built a movement: a movement of hundreds of thousands of Floridians who proclaimed loud and clear that enough is enough. We spoke truth to power, stood proudly by our principles, and never accepted even one penny in big corporate contributions. 


I promised to take a stand, and asked you to take a stand with me. I was never the candidate with the most money, the most name recognition, or the most political connections, but you stood with me in our cause to return our party to its historic legacy of taking on big corporate interests, and of returning our attorney general's office to the people.


We waged this campaign on behalf of the poor being ripped off by payday lenders, on behalf of our fellow Floridians caught in the grip of addiction, and on behalf of everyone else who has been forgotten by our government in Tallahassee. Most of the time, we fought against the wind, but we never let up. We never gave up. We fought to the very end. And we never sacrificed our principles. 


This election, we came up short. 367,053 Floridians cast their vote of confidence in our campaign and our cause. This was only possible because of your support. I will be forever grateful for your support and for the friends I have made over the last 15 months. 


I ask you, I beg you, please don't ever stop fighting! Keep fighting for the poor, the disenfranchised, the wrongfully convicted, and everyone else forgotten by our society and our government. I promise I won't and promise this won't be the last time you hear from me! 


For now, I will be doing everything in my power to make sure Andrew Gillum is elected our next governor! I hope you'll join me in this effort! 


And I'll leave you with this quote from Senator Ted Kennedy's famous 1980 Democratic convention speech: "For those whose cares have been our concern, the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die." 


Let's give 'em hell!



Signed:  Ryan Torrens


Thank you for visiting our page! I am a consumer protection attorney who defends Florida homeowners in foreclosure and sues big banks, debt collectors, and other big corporations for ripping people off.

On June 1, 2017, I announced my candidacy for Florida Attorney General. Believing that how much justice you get should not depend on how much money you have, I ran on a platform of fighting for everyday Floridians and standing up to big corporate interests. During our 15 month campaign, I followed through on our pledge to refuse even one penny in big corporate campaign contributions. Though we fell short, we are proud of the grassroots campaign we ran and over 365,000 Floridians joined our cause and voted for our campaign. On election night, I promised to never stop fighting and I asked you to never stop fighting! So in this connection, we are going to keep this page - what used to be our campaign Facebook page - up and running. I am going to be focusing on the causes I’m most passionate about - fighting for our consumers, advocating for addiction recovery, and doing everything I can to make sure we advance a progressive, pro-people agenda here in Florida!

- Ryan Torrens

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