- 8 Nov 06, 03:17 AM
Lot of excitement at the campaign party for Ed Rendell, the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, who has apparently won re-election.
Democratic supporters here are effusive and optimistic, even though at this hour most of the returns for elections results are still coming in.
But they believe Bob Casey won because his relatively moderate stance on issues which mattered most to them - in contrast to Mr Santorum, whom they perceived as being too far to the right and too close to George W Bush.
Jonathan Beale is the BBC's State Department correspondent.
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