Harrisburg City Controller Dan Miller told his supporters that he was overwhelmed by the number of people who showed up at his campaign reception Tuesday night.
"This is really nice to see," Miller told them. I'm sorry it didn't go maybe the way we hoped it to go."
Miller mingled with supporters after the polls had closed at the Heinz-Menaker Senior Center in the Uptown section of Harrisburg. He thanked them for their help and told them he was proud his campaign ran "an honest race with integrity."
"We're the good, honest people that got grass roots money," he said. "We didn't get big money. We got a lot of money from a lot of people in the city and I feel really proud of the way we ran our campaign."
"We didn't steal anybody's signs. We didn't mislead people. We didn't lie to people. We didn't do any of the stuff that people think politics is about. We really tried to do it differently."
Miller's supporters admitted it was tough to overcome the huge spending advantage Eric Papenfuse had in the campaign.
"We need to get honest people in there that aren't bought by the big money. And some day we're going to win those races," he said.
Miller congratulated two fellow Democrats that he campaigned with - Shamaine Daniels and Ben Allett - who won two of the four open seats on City Council.