November 5, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama takes the stage to deliver his victory speech at his election night party at Grant Park in Chicago on Tuesday night.
Mary von Schoenborn volunteers to help a political campaign for the first time.
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.
Democratic 9th District candidate Judy Baker greets supporters at an election watch party at The Tiger hotel in Columbia on Tuesday.
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.
States that were red in the 2000 and 2004 presidential election went blue for this year's election, which resulted in a victory for Democrat Barack Obama.
Doris Cheatum, left, awaits poll results during the 2008 presidential watch party at The Tiger hotel in Columbia on Tuesday evening.
Robert Brown, left, and his wife, Linda Lou, center, chat with family friend and Democratic candidate for Senate Chuck Graham at the 2008 presidential election watch party at The Tiger hotel in Columbia on Tuesday evening.
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.
Martha McCraly, 47,cheers during a watch party at Second Baptist Church in Columbia on Tuesday after learning that Obama had been declared president-elect.
Columbia residents Sherri Givens, left, Donna Clayborne, center, and Deborah Chappell, right, celebrate upon the televised announcement that Barack Obama was the projected winner of the 2008 presidential watch party at The Tiger hotel in Columbia on Tuesday evening.
From left to right, Grant Watkins, Stuart Peterson, Brian Roach and Anjali Pinto celebrate the news that Barack Obama was elected president on Nov. 4, 2008, at a watch party at the Blue Note.
Brittney Cox, 22 leans on her fiance, Byron Wilson, 23, during a watch party at Second Baptist Church in Columbia.