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Desert, Pass Area Democrats Celebrate as Obama Win is Secured

Area democrats celebrate the reelection of President Barack Obama, and eagerly anticipate the results of local races.

Democrats from across the Coachella Valley and the San Gorgonio Pass gathered Tuesday night for an election night celebration at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa.

Hundreds gathered in anticipation of the night's results-- with nearly everyone in attendance jumping for joy and shouting "four more years, four more years" as the first major television networks began to call the presidential race in favor of Barack Obama.

Local democratic candidates Mark Orozco, who is vying for the 42nd State Assembly seat against incumbent Brian Nestande, and Dr. Raul Ruiz, who is in a close race with incumbent Mary Bono Mack, were the event's headliners.

As of 10:35 p.m., Ruiz trailed Bono Mack by 580 votes .

Be sure to track the results of all local races through our real-time updated coverage here.

Related:

  • Find out what the Republicans were up to on Election Night here.
FRANK HILL November 07, 2012 at 05:30 PM
BONO MACK IS HISTORY I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF RUIZ WILL HAVE HIS STUDENT LOANS WRITTEN OFF AFTER HE BECOMES A MEMBER OF CONGRESS ANYONE KNOW
Pinkmondy November 10, 2012 at 06:34 PM
A good time was had by all who were in attendance...oh, YES WE DID :) Thank you to the Morongo Band of Mission Indians for a fabulous election night party for the Democrats!

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