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Shelley OsterlohThe Republicans are expecting to celebrate some victories tonight. There was, of course, plenty of last minute campaigning for everything from the first open governor's seat in 12 years to a messy Salt Lake County Mayors race.
And like the rest of us, the candidates went to their home districts to cast their votes. Many say they are relieved to have this day of judgment finally arrive.
John Huntsman, Rep. Candidate for Governor: "We’ve worked hard all year, we’ve done everything possible as a candidate. Now you walk in a room like any other citizen and cast a vote and it’s just an awesome experience, something I'll never forget."
John Swallow, (R) Candidate for 2nd District Congress: "We’ve worked on this for a year a half, and it’s great that after today I won't be a candidate anymore for a while, we are excited about that, and we are ready to place it in the hands of the voters and trust their judgment."
Ellis Ivory, (R) Candidate for Salt Lake County Mayor: “I’m calm. I’m just anxious to see. I’m willing to do whatever the voters say today.”
Rep. Rob Bishop, (R) Utah 1st District: “I feel honored to have represented this district for two years and I just hope they’ll let me go back there and try it again.”