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El Paso Democrats Excited At Obama Win

by ABC-7 Reporter/Anchor Ashlie Hardway

EL PASO, Texas — Excitement was high at the Democratic Party headquarters near Downtown after the projection that Senator Barack Obama won the presidency.

El Paso has long been a Democratic stronghold, and election results show most El Pasoans chose Obama to lead the country. El Pasoans chose Obama about two to one in Tuesday’s election.

“I never in my wildest dreams did I expect this to become a reality. I dreamt it, like most of us in the country, but never in my wildest dreams, especially at my age,” said Larry Medina, an El Paso Democrat.

Hundreds met in Downtown El Paso to rally for Senator Obama. They wore pins and T-shirts and were all smiles after the electoral vote came in for Obama.

On the Republican side, things were much quieter. Less than half a dozen met at GOP headquarters to watch the results come in.

Those in attendance are upset and disappointed with the results of this election.

One of Senator John McCain’s supporters said that now that the Democrats have won, it’s time to see what they can do: “I think it’s time for America to wake up and see who they have for their leaders. We’ve had a Republican leader for the last eight years and they’re not real happy with it, as is obvious tonight,” said Don King.

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