Now that the major races have been determined, nearly everyone is leaving the Republican watch party at the Marriott Hotel in Oklahoma City. Some of the younger attendees are making plans for continuing their celebration outside the Marriott, and other participants are heading upstairs to their rooms. Most of those remaining are elected officials and their families. Congratulations and gratitude is being passed around left and right. Few are discussing McCain’s defeat; the talk is about local election success and the future of the state legislature.
Staff Writer Carrie Coppernoll