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Republicans Happy with Local Election Outcome

Republican candidates from Greene County gathered in Springfield Tuesday night to watch the results from the midterm election.

KSMU's Christy Hendricks brings us their reaction to the election.

Republicans at the Greene County watch party cheered as election results poured in last night at the Oasis Inn and Convention Center.

Candidates and their supporters milled about socializing but kept an eye on the two large screens on either side of the convention center, clapping when Republicans had a lead in a race.

A large red sign outside the center saying "Show Me Victory Missouri 2006" displayed the optimistic hope of the Republican Party.

Red, white, and blue balloons served as centerpieces on all the tables and campaign signs taped to the walls touted the Republican candidates running for office.

Incumbent Norma Champion won election into the Missouri State Senate for the second time last night.

Champion says she worked hard to win this campaign.

She says she will work on getting more equitable funding for Missouri schools.

Shane Schoeller won the Missouri State House of Representatives 139th district seat.

Schoeller says he campaigned on a "common-sense conservative agenda."

This is the first time Schoeller has run for a state Representative office.

Cindy Stein, the Greene County Republican Chair, says it was an exciting night for Republicans because of overall success county wide.

Stein won the race for Greene County auditor.

She says Greene County volunteers put in over 2000 hours of campaign work last weekend alone for the Republican Party.

B.J. Marsh won re-election into the 136th district of the Missouri House of Representatives.

He's served 12 years in the House and says this victory means the most to him.

Marsh says he'll work on giving taxpayers more money and work with Democrats on issues.