November 5, 2008
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.
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.
Wynna Faye Elbert, left, and Almeta Crayton, center, cheer together at a watch party at The Tiger hotel in Columbia on Tuesday evening at the televised announcement that Barack Obama was the projected winner of the 2008 presidential election.
Obama supporters take pictures together to commemorate Election Day at Second Baptist Church in Columbia after Sen. Barack Obama was announced as the President-elect on Tuesday.
Cortneyjo Washington, 24, left and Bessie Prude Smith, 52, center, cheer during a watch party at Second Baptist Church as Sen. Barack Obama was announced as the President-elect on Tuesday night.
President-elect Barack Obama during his acceptance speech at Grant Park in Chicago on Nov. 4, 2008.
President-elect Barack Obama waves after speaking Tuesday at the election night rally in Chicago.
November 4, 2008
Hannah Pingelton, 17, does some last-minute Obama campaigning at College and Broadway on Tuesday. Students from Hickman High School, Rock Bridge High School, Stephens College and Columbia College held a banner off the intersection's bridge that read, "Don't take a bridge to nowhere; vote Obama."
Police are searching for Grady F. Dortch Jr. in connection with the shooting death of Miles Herd.
Canvassers Katie Barnes, left, Darryl Douglas and Yun Zhang go through lists of registered voters on Election Day 2008 to remind people to vote.