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East Texas Democrats celebrating tonight

East Texas Democrats are celebrating tonight.

The Smith County Democratic Party organized a watch party at the Down Under pub in Tyler Tuesday evening for local Democrats and Obama supporters. History was going to be made either way, but Tuesday evening, Americans elected their first African-American president with Barack Obama - and at Down Under, the excitement is palpable.

Many people say it's like Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream come true 40 years later, and they're all very excited. The mood is victorius. You can sense the enthusiasm, energy and excitement from all the Obama supporters anxiously hoping for a change at the Pub. But, as we know, it's going to be a challenge and a tough fight to take up to turn our economy around.

Courtney Lane, reporting. clane@kltv.com


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