Election Blog: On a Night of Losses, Dallas Democrats Still Have Reason to Celebrate

November 2, 2010  

10:17 p.m. – Democrat Watch Party at American Airlines Center
Posted by Lisa Collins

Daily Mustang managing editor Aida Ahmed reports from the Dallas County Democratic watch party at American Airlines Center that Democrats have hardly lost all hope.

State Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) congratulated candidates Clay Jenkins and Elba Garcia, who he said appear poised to give Democrats control of the Dallas County Commissioners Court. He also said that despite a tough national night for Democrats, the local party still has much to celebrate.

“At the end of the night, Dallas will still be a Democratic county,” West said.

U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Dallas), who handily won re-election despite a scandal revealing that she awarded scholarships to her relatives, left the building without addressing the crowd. She did, however, shake hands with supporters and briefly addressed the media.

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