I'm sorely disappointed in your campaign. You didn't make a serious effort to negotiate with the Republican opponent regarding campaign finance. You just decided not to bother and frame it as being about the big, bad Republican machine.
Why not make more of an effort...a public effort...at that? You chose against public financing so you could take advantage of your major difference in campaign donations.
You put practicality over principles. That's not how reform is accomplished; that's how one gets corrupted by the system they swore they'd reform. You should be ashamed of yourself.