Woodbury County Democrats celebrate "incredible" night
By Forrest Saunders, Multimedia Journalist - email
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
Woodbury County Democrats had a lot to celebrate Tuesday night. Some at the post election party at Sherry's Fourth Street Cafe' called their success "incredible." The nation knew it was going to be a close race, and Romney and Obama didn't disappoint.
"It's playing out pretty much as expected, it's coming down to Florida and Ohio," said Chair of the Woodbury County Democrats Dr. Greg Guelcher.
Hour by hour, states slowly turned blue. Shortly after 10 p.m. NBC News called the election, President Obama will hold the White House for another four years after winning the popular vote and a majority share of the Electoral College.
Folks like Nick Harrington said the results put him at ease.
"Relieved, relieved. There is so much at stake in this election. I was just relieved to see that what we all though was going to happen, happened," he said.
The good news for Democrats didn't end there. Woodbury County Supervisors, Mark Monson, Jackie Smith, and Larry Clausen all got another four years. Plus, in the Iowa House, incumbent Chris Hall took District 13, while newcomer David Dawson grabbed District 14.
"We've really have been rewarded by the electorate," said Co-Vice Chair of the Woodbury County Democrats Patrick Blaine.
It was a reinvigorating feeling for Democrats, especially after a less then pleasing turnout in the midterms two years earlier.
"After the shellacking in 2010, to come back this strong and basically have the sweep of the county elections is an incredibly uplifting experience," said Guelcher.
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