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Where will they be on election night?

Where will the candidates be on Tuesday election night as the voters decide their fate?

Governor Bob Riley (R) has scheduled a Victory Party at 6 p.m. at his local headquarters, 3702 Airport Blvd (Next to Lone Star Steakhouse).

Democratic challenger Lucy Baxley and her supporters will gather at Wintzell's Downtown at 7 p.m.

Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson hopes to celebrate a win in his Democratic bid to unseat GOP Attorney General Troy King. Tyson's post-election party will be held at the Ashbury Hotel & Suites - Camellia Room 600, South Beltline Highway (northwest corner of I-65 and Airport Blvd.). The doors will open around 6:30 p.m.

Incumbent U.S. Congressman Jo Bonner will be at the Riverview Hotel in the Mobile ballroom. The reception will start after the polls close.

Mobile Democrats will gather for an election returns party at the Banana Docks Cafe (Hillcrest at Old Shell Rd). Democratic congressional nominee Vivian Beckerle and House 101 hopeful Amy Beckerle Smith will be on hand.

In a little bit of a twist, GOP District 2 School Board nominee Judy P. Stout, the incumbent Republican, will mingle with the Democrats during her post-election party which will also be at the Banana Docks. Her husband, Democratic incumbent Circuit Judge Rick Stout will celebrate his re-election to the local bench there as well. Stout has no GOP opposition.

Incumbent House 101 Rep. Jamie Ison’s event is at at the home of Debbie and David White, 221 Rochester Road, from 7-9 p.m. She hopes to defeat Smith to retain office.

Incumbent state Sen. Gary Tanner (D-35) will watch the returns with his supporters beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Ashbury Hotel & Suites along with Tyson's team.

Mobile City Councilman Ben Brooks (R) and his supporters will meet at the Mariner Restaurant on Dog River in south Mobile planning to celebrate his GOP win in the state Senate 35 contest with Tanner. The restaurant at 6036 Rock Point Road is situated south of the Dog River Bridge, facing the river. The event will take place from 7:30-10 p.m.

Mobile County Sheriff Sam Cochran (R), appointed to the post after Sheriff Jack Tillman resigned earlier this year, hopes to celebrate his election to a full six-year term with a party at the Marriot Hotel on Airport Blvd. between Bel Air Blvd and Sage Avenue. The event is set for 7-8:30 p.m.

Chip Herrington, the Democratic nominee for juvenile judge, will gather with his supporters at his office, 401 Church St. (next to Malaga Inn), beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Edmond Naman, Herrington's GOP foe for the juvenile judgeship, invites his supporters to watch the returns starting at 7:01 p.m. at St. Mary Parish Sisters of Mercy Building, 106 Providence Street, across from McGill-Toolen High School. Food and refreshments provided.

Mobile County Circuit Clerk Republican nominee JoJo Schwarzauer hopes to celebrate a victory in her first try for public office with a reception at Wintzell's West on Airport Blvd. beginning at 7 p.m.

House 102 GOP nominee Chad Fincher's parents, John and Patsy Fincher, will host an election party at 7:30 pm. at their home, 11760 Tanner Williams Rd.  

"To get to their house just take Tanner Williams Road west and when you get to Big Creek Lake their home is on the right," Fincher advised. "Look for a large Chad Fincher Campaign sign."

In state Senate District 22, GOP challenger John McMillan hopes he and his supporters will cheer his victory over Democratic incumbent state Sen. Pat Lindsey in a post-election reception at the Stagecoach Restaurant in Stockton in north Baldwin County.

In state Senate District 33, GOP nominee Jeffery Jones will host a post-election get-together at his headquarters on Toulminville Avenue in north Mobile. Jones hopes to pull a huge upset and defeat incumbent state Sen. Vivian Davis Figures (D).
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