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Jay Nixon celebrates his election

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 awaits election results on Tuesday night

Doris Cheatum, left, awaits poll results during the 2008 presidential watch party at The Tiger hotel in Columbia on Tuesday evening.

Democratic state Senate candidate Chuck Graham talks with friends on Tuesday night

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.

Lyn Williams reacts to the Obama election news in Columbia

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.

Church members celebrate election results

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.

Reaction to election results at The Tiger

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.

Blue Note election watch party

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.

An emotional night at Second Baptist Church

Brittney Cox, 22 leans on her fiance, Byron Wilson, 23, during a watch party at Second Baptist Church in Columbia.

Almeta Crayton at a 2008 election watch party

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.

Celebration at Obama watch party at Second Baptist Church

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.

Obama watch party at Second Baptist Church

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.

Barack Obama in Chicago on Tuesday night

President-elect Barack Obama during his acceptance speech at Grant Park in Chicago on Nov. 4, 2008.

Obama after speaking at election night rally in Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama waves after speaking Tuesday at the election night rally in Chicago.

Last-minute campaigning by students for Obama

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."

Suspect sought in shooting

Police are searching for Grady F. Dortch Jr. in connection with the shooting death of Miles Herd.

Canvassers look through lists of registered voters on Tuesday

Canvassers Katie Barnes, left, Darryl Douglas and Yun Zhang go through lists of registered voters on Election Day 2008 to remind people to vote.

Steve Hobbs mug

Steve Hobbs

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Ed Robb

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Chris Kelly

Mary Still

Mary Still
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