The crowd at the Republican watch party at Inside Columbia Magazine grew more excited as Republicans gained the Senate majority.
Republican Rep. Caleb Rowden, the 44th District's State Representative, announced fellow Republican Chuck Basye as the winning candidate to represent Missouri's 47th District. Basye defeated Democrat John Wright by 263 votes. This will be Basye's first term as an elected official.
Throughout the night Basye said he was proud of his work and had no regrets whether he won or lost.