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Luetkemeyer acceptance speech [Photo]

Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer holds up a "Fire Pelosi" sign during his acceptance speech at the Courtyard by Marriott in Columbia on Tuesday. During his speech, Luetkemeyer expressed his excitement that the Republicans were winning key elections, including a new Speaker of the House, all over the county.

Roy Blunt and his wife [Photo]

Roy Blunt and his wife, Abigail, wave to supporters at the University Plaza Convention Center after winning the U.S. Senate seat.

Carnahan concession speech [Photo]

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 at Elks Lodge in Mexico [Photo]

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.

John Cauthorn and Justin Angell [Photo]

John Cauthorn, Republican candidate for the Missouri House in District 21, right, talks with supporter Justin Angell before the Republican watch party Tuesday at the Elks Lodge in Mexico, Mo.

Jonathan Sessions and J. Scott Christianson [Photo]

Columbia School Board member Jonathan Sessions shows J. Scott Christianson, the Democratic candidate for Boone County presiding commissioner, an election results application by ABC News on his iPad on Tuesday at Chris Kelly's watch party at Billiards on Broadway.

Chris Kelly with Vicki Hobbs [Photo]

Rep. Chris Kelly, a Democrat running for re-election to the Missouri House, looks over the shoulder of supporter Vicki Hobbs during his watch party at Billiards on Broadway on Tuesday.

Nauser supporters [Photo]

From left, Andy Lee, Jeff Parshall and Cindy Parshall watch election returns at the watch party for Missouri House candidate Laura Nauser on Tuesday.

VIDEO: Poll workers at Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center [Video]

Erin Land says poll workers help to make sure everything runs smoothly during Election Day. Land and Garner Wilson explains their jobs as poll workers at what is called the central voting location, Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center.

Ted Boehm and his wife at The Blue Note [Photo]

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 at The Blue Note [Photo]

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.

Almeta Crayton and Wynna Faye Elbert at Democratic event [Photo]

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.

Watching returns at Nauser's watch party [Photo]

From left, KBIA reporter Rebecca Thiele, Allan Sharrock, Angi Du and Jing Lieu check election returns during the watch party for Republican state House candidate Laura Nauser at D. Rowe's on Tuesday.

Laura Nauser with Miles and Cyndi Lemmon [Photo]

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.

Jing Lieu, Laura Nauser and Allan Sharrock [Photo]

From left, Jing Lieu, Laura Nauser and Allan Sharrock check election returns during Nauser's watch party at D. Rowe's on Tuesday. Nauser was running against incumbent state Rep. Chris Kelly in the 24th District.

Laura Nauser with her father [Photo]

Laura Nauser, Republican candidate for state representative in District 24, laughs with her father, Dave Sydow, during her watch party at D. Rowe's on Tuesday.

Chris Kelly speaks with Moe Sarmadi [Photo]

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.

Empty stage at Carnahan watch party [Photo]

The stage at Robin Carnahan's watch party, at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel, awaits a speaker.

Clint Zweifel with Clem Smith [Photo]

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.

SLIDESHOW: Election Day in Boone County [Slideshow]

Voters began turning out early Tuesday morning in Columbia and around Boone County. Polls opened at 6 a.m. and remained open until 7 p.m.

Check back with ColumbiaMissourian.com throughout the evening for further election coverage and results.
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