PHOTO GALLERY: Election night watch parties

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 | 8:39 p.m. CDT; updated 12:51 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Vicki Hobbs, co-manager of the Chris Kelly campaign, tapes a sign up in Billiards on Broadway for the watch party on Tuesday. Kelly is a Democratic candidate for Missouri House of Representatives District 24.

Follow the Missourian's photographers as they travel to different candidates' watch parties on election night.

Sisters Kaitlyn and Elizabeth Cauthorn embrace after their father, Missouri 21 District candidate John Cauthorn, takes a giant lead in the polls at the Mexico Republican watch party on Tuesday, November 2. Cauthorn, a former Missouri state senator is running for a seat in the United States House of Representatives.
Supporter Maggie Kehoe, 13, is lit by camera lights as Roy Blunt delivers his victory speech Tuesday at University Plaza Convention Center in Springfield.
Kelly Schultz, the Democratic candidate in the 21st District of the Missouri House, leaves a voice mail congratulating her opponent, John Cauthorn, who won the race. Schultz and her supporters were gathered at the Pizza Hut in Mexico, Mo.
Roy Blunt delivers his speech to supporters at the University Plaza Convention Center after winning the Senate seat.
Robin Carnahan gives her concession speech to the crowd gathered at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis after loosing the state senate race on Tuesday.
John Cauthorn, Republican candidate for the Missouri House in District 21, listens to a supporter at a watch party at the Elks Lodge in Mexico, Mo.
From left, Andy Lee, Jeff Parshall and Cindy Parshall watch election returns at the watch party for Missouri House candidate Laura Nauser on Tuesday.
Former Boone County Sheriff Ted Boehm and his wife, Paula, watch election coverage during a Democratic watch party at The Blue Note. The Boehms said they were big supporters of Robin Carnahan for U.S. Senate and arrived early to see the absentee results come in.
J. Scott Christianson, candidate for Boone County presiding commissioner, speaks with former Boone County Sheriff Ted Boehm during the watch party at The Blue Note on Tuesday.
Former Columbia City Council member Almeta Crayton watches election coverage with Columbia resident Wynna Faye Elbert at a Democratic event at The Blue Note on Tuesday.
Laura Nauser, Republican candidate for the Missouri House, visits with family friends Miles and Cyndy Lemmon at her watch party at D. Rowe's on Tuesday.
State Rep. Chris Kelly, right, speaks with supporter Moe Sarmadi during a watch party at Billiards on Broadway on Tuesday. Sarmadi said it was the first time he was able to meet Kelly. "He's a wonderful man," Sarmadi said.
The stage at Robin Carnahan's watch party, at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel, awaits a speaker.
Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel, left, speaks with Patricia Bynes, center, and Clem Smith, who was elected to the Missouri House from a St. Louis County district. They were attending U.S. Senate candidate Robin Carnahan's watch party at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel on Tuesday.
Members of the media ready themselves for the Roy Blunt party at The University Plaza Convention Center as the polls closed on Tuesday.

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