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Getting the party started at Democratic HQ

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MYDHQ Milly Franks of Gilbert says she hopes Obama and carminative win tonight
Milly Franks of Gilbert says she hopes Obama and Carmona win tonight.
(Cronkite News Photo by Melanie Yamaguchi)

At the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Phoenix, Democrats are gathering for the party’s official election celebration.

One early arrival is Milly Franks, a second-grade teacher from Gilbert. It’s her first time to attend a watch party.

“I wanted to see what it would be like with the Democrats when Obama wins tonight,” she said.  ”I hope some people will listen to the president to get some of these laws moving so the economy gets better. The economy is not good.”

Franks said she’s also cheering for Richard Carmona to defeat Republican Congressman Jeff Flake in Arizona’s U.S. Senate race.

“I think Flake said a lot of things that are untrue,” she said. “And I don’t like the name Flake.”