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Excitement at Democratic HQ as Obama results announced

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Mydhq Crowd cheers at msnbc showing Obama with leading electoral votes
Democrats cheer as they watch an msnbc report showing Obama with leading electoral votes.
(Cronkite News Photo by Melanie Yamaguchi)

When networks announced that they were calling the presidential race for Barack Obama, the crowd at the state Democratic Party’s viewing event cheered wildly, jumping up and down and pumping their fists.

“I have never seen so much energy and passion as I have seen here tonight,”   Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said.