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Republicans celebrate as Romney takes Arizona

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The GOP headquarters in downtown Phoenix exploded with cheers after Republican Mitt Romney claimed victory in Arizona.

First-time voter Max Sobotka was excited to be a part of the celebrations at the Republican headquarters.

“It’s really cool to be a full citizen and participate in the process,” Sobotka said.

Sobotka, who lives in District 9, is hoping for a Vernan Parker victory.

Tom Morrisey, chairman of the Arizona Republican Party, told the crowd to “pray hard for our country.”

“We’ve done everything we can and then some, so stay strong,” Morrisey said.

Also addressing the crowd was Secretary of State Ken Bennett, who said to “keep the faith” and that “every vote in Arizona counts.”