Democrats are all smiles as Obama declares victory on the big screen at Karen Guzak’s home, a former Catholic church in downtown Snohomish. The room is packed with about 80 supporters of Liz Loomis, a former mayor of Snohomish and candidate for the 44th legislative district position 2.
Opened bottles of Scuttlebutt beer and wine litter a table and the Democrats cry out “Yes!” and applaud during Obama’s televised speech.
People began stomping on the wooden floors in the former sanctuary when they learned Obama had taken California.
“It was thundering in here,” Loomis says. Returns indicate she has earned 53 percent of the vote so far.
Megan Anderson, a Snohomish nanny, is thrilled with the new president elect.
“This is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen,” she says. “This is something a lot of people have tried for. It gives you hope the government isn’t as corrupt as you think it is.”