Although results locally did not turn out in their favor, Kosciusko County Democrats still celebrated on election night. The victory party wasn’t just about support for candidates locally.
“We’re watching the results come in and hopefully have good news across the nation,” said Terry Bartley, chairman of the Kosciusko County Democrats. “Even though we’re in a red county, we come out and support and cheer on fellow democrats across the state and nation.”
When all the votes came in, the democrats still had reason to celebrate. Aside from Barack Obama winning the presidency, their candidate for senate, Joe Donnelly, beat out Richard Mourdock. Glenda Ritz also won superintendent of public instruction ousting incumbent Tony Bennett.
In spite of major victories locally and throughout the state, no formal Republican celebrations took place in Warsaw as the Republican party moved out of their downtown headquarters early in the afternoon.
The party within a party continued late into the night with music and karaoke.