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Sinema draws cheers upon arrival at Democratic watch party

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Kyrsten Sinema talking to a reporter at the Democratic headquarters. (Cronkite News Photo by John Bolmeier)

Kyrsten Sinema, the Democratic candidate in the competitive 9th Congressional District, walked in to a few cheers at the Arizona Democratic Party event in downtown Phoenix. Wearing a turquoise dress and glasses, she was interviewed by the local ABC affiliate.

The room has filled about halfway, and the crowd erupted in cheers when Democratic candidates were declared projected winners on CNN. The crowd booed when states were projected for presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

John Goodie, a park ranger officer for the city of Mesa, said he’s at the victory party to support President Barack Obama.

“I expect him to dance right in to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue again. I’d be totally disappointed if he didn’t make it, but you never know,” Goodie said. ”I support him because he is a man of the people. He’s all about the people, he’s a man of the middle class. I think people can relate to him better than Mitt Romney.”