“I am thrilled, extremely excited. This country was desperate for this kind of change. Everybody in this country is hurting for it. I am very optimistic at the moment.”
—Hannah-Beth Jackson, candidate for 19th Senatorial District, about Obama’s win

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“I’m really greatful to be here on what I hope will be a historic night. One way or another we’re going to transition into change. It’s a time for change. I know people have been throwing that word around, but change is a natural way of the universe, so why wouldn’t we be. Let’s just amp it up. That’s why I’m here.”
—MB Hanrahan, artist

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“I don’t know him. The easy part is winning … I wish him well.”
—Elton Gallegly, candidate for the 24th Congressional District, about Obama

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“Tom Holden was head and shoulders above the rest. He stands out above all the candidates, the fact he has proven leadership and a track record.”
—Tom and Yvonne Westervelt, Oxnard