In Jefferson City, US Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer celebrated his re-election, as he received just under 70% of the popular vote in the 3rd Congressional District. He says the toughest part of this election was getting his name out in the new part of his district.
“You are never sure. You always come in with some anticipation. But if you do your work and you walk in tonight, you feel pretty comfortable because you know where you are gonna be. I have a good sense from the standpoint that I go around my district and I meet with people every day,” Luetkemeyer said.
Luetkemeyer says even though Republicans won the majority seats in the House, it will still be tough to reach consensus on many important questions.
“The bigger issues we are trying to deal with are Dodd-Frank, trying to deal with health care, trying to deal with the deficit, trying to deal with the extension of tax cuts,” Luetkemeyer said.
Guests were excited about local election results but the party broke up soon after it was clear President Barack Obama won re-election.