Luetkemeyer Cheers End to Pelosi Leadership

6 years 1 month 2 days ago November 03, 2010 Nov 3, 2010 Wednesday, November 03 2010 Wednesday, November 03, 2010 11:41:32 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Republicans gathered at the Courtyard Marriott Tuesday to watch and celebrate regional, state, and national victories. Cheers echoed through the Grand Ballroom of the hotel as Blaine Luetkemeyer, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress, in the Ninth District of Missouri, urged the crowd to roar about firing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. The U.S. House of Representatives shifted from Democratic-controlled to Republican during Tuesday's mid-term election.

Throughout the evening Luetkemeyer held a relaxed and cheerful demeanor. The congressman had no democratic opponent, one Libertarian nominee - Christopher Dwyer, and two write-in challengers. Luetkemeyer gave his acceptance speech about two hours after polls closed to an elated crowd.

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