PHOTO GALLERY: Watch parties and reactions around Boone County

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 | 1:08 a.m. CST; updated 10:39 a.m. CST, Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Scenes from around Boone County on Election Day:

Bill and Doyne Mackenzie watch election results at Billiards during the Democratic watch party for Chris Kelly and Cathy Richards on Tuesday. Kelly won the race for 24th District representative and Richards for Boone County administrator.
Vicki Hobbs and Jeff Chinn, co-campaign managers for Chris Kelly, call soon after polls closed to tell him of his progress in the election at a watch party for Kelly and Cathy Richards at Billiard's on Tuesday. Kelly won his race for the state House seat in District 24.
Kenny Hulshof supporters Mike Maurizi, Doug Stone, Scott Peyton, Tim Root, Rosemary Miller and Larry Miller watch the incoming results for Missouri's gubernatorial race Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.
Renee Hulshof watches her husband, Congressman Kenny Hulshof, gives the last speech of his gubernatorial campaign Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn Executive Center.
Gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof concedes to Jay Nixon on Tuesday night at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia.
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer speaks to ABC News late Tuesday night as he awaited the election results from Boone County to come in. Around midnight, Luetkemeyer was announced the winner of the 9th District Congressional seat.
Blaine Luetkemeyer, center, walks with state Rep. Steve Hobbs, R-Mexico, to give his acceptance speech at his election night party in Columbia.
Attorney general-elect Chris Koster gives his acceptance speech at the Midland Theatre in Kansas City on Nov. 4, 2008. Koster said he was surprised that Gibbons phoned and conceded before midnight.
Jay Nixon celebrates his victory in Missouri's gubernatorial race after giving his victory speech to supporters at his election watch party Tuesday in St. Louis. Nixon, Missouri's longest-serving attorney general, won election by turning back Republican Congressman Kenny Hulshof.
From left, Lyn Williams and Martha Smith react to the crowd cheers as they are recognized for their hard work for the Obama campaign. Williams, a full-time volunteer, is the office manager and staging location manager for the campaign in Columbia.

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