UPDATE 10:31 p.m.: Quotable quotes from candidates and incumbents partying at The Diamond Tuesday night:
Wildomar City Councilwoman Bridgette Moore regarding her campaign for reelection: "I actually campaigned more for parks than I did for myself."
Murrieta City Councilman Randon Lane on his comfortable lead in the early returns: "It makes it kind of nice to take a bit of a breather."
Rep. Ken Calvert regarding Obama's win: "I know we're all disappointed. It's an unfortunate situation in Washington, DC."
Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries on his campaign for Riverside County Supervisor, First District: "We've done everything by the book, by the numbers."
Lake Elsinore City Council candidate Natasha Johnson: "I am truly humbled by this whole process."
Lake Elsinore City Councilman Bob Magee on his wife's strong support through his reelection bid: "It's a true test of marriage."
ORIGINAL POST: Several hundred people are turning out tonight at The Diamond in Lake Elsinore for what is touted as the biggest Election Night party in Southwest Riverside County.
Big-name candidates from various cities and districts began pouring in at 8 p.m.
Among the recognizable VIPs on the RSVP list are Lake Elsinore City Council incumbent Bob Magee and candidate Natasha Johnson; 42nd Congressional district incumbent Ken Calvert; Riverside County Board of Supervisor First District candidate and current 66th State Assemblyman Kevin Jeffries; Wildomar City Council incumbent Bridgette Moore and Wildomar Mayor Ben Benoit; as well as Murrieta City Council incumbent Randon Lane and candidate Joel Phillips.
The party features big screen monitors linked to the Riverside County Registrar of Voters website, so results can be cheered – or jeered – collectively.
Jeffries and Magee, who are serving as hosts at the soiree, thanked their supporters.
"We've done everything by the book, by the numbers," Jeffries told the crowd, noting that since the June primary election, campaign volunteers have left 25,000 door hangers with local voters.
Johnson, who is seeking her first term as an elected official, said she was honored to be in the company of seasoned public servants such as Jeffries and Magee.
"I am truly humbled by this whole process," she said.
Funding for the free party featuring food and beverages was paid for through the various campaigns represented at the bash, said the assemblyman's chief of staff, Jeff Greene.
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