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slides: Party Report: Election Night at Hilton Hotel

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

 

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Speaker of the House Tina Kotek (with her spouse Aimee Wilson) was re-elected to another term on Tuesday night. Photo by Byron Beck.

Election Night at Portland's Hilton Hotel was crowded with both winners and losers, but mainly winners. 

Downtown Portland's Hilton Hotel was the site for multiple election night parties including those for winners such as Jeff Merkley, John Kitzhaber, Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici and losers including Yes on 88 (alternative driver's licenses) and No on 90 (open primaries). 

Those gathered to celebrate Democratic victories included Mayor Charlie and Nancy Hales, Multnomah County Commissioner Jules Bailey and Speaker of the House Tina Kotek who was also a big winner on election night. When asked if she would consider a run for Governor in the next election Kotek said "don't even go there." 

It was a good night for the Democrats in Oregon but not so much nationally. The U.S. Senate is now under the control of the Republicans. 

SEE ELECTION NIGHT PHOTOS FROM THE HILTON BELOW

GoLocalPDX asked Democratic fundraiser and Portland developer Terry Bean, who was joined by Gov. Barbara Roberts, if he thought race might have played a role in the bashing that President Barack Obama took in recent polls and at the ballot box. "Of course it did," said Bean. "Our country is a long way from being color blind."  

Interesting to note: early in the evening Jeff Merkley's party room at the Portland Hilton had a sign posted just outside its door. It said PRESS with a big NO symbol over it, as in "No Press Allowed." The sign was quickly removed by someone in the Merkley camp who said it sent the wrong message. 

 

Related Slideshow: Party Report: Election Night at Portland Hilton

Party Report: Election Night at Portland's Hilton Hotel was crowded with both winners and losers, but mainly winners. 

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Mayor Charlie and Nancy

Mayor Charlie and Nancy Hales at Election Night at the Portland Hilton on Tuesday night. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Jules Bailey

Jules Bailey at Election Night at the Portland Hilton on Tuesday night. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Terry and Barbara

Terry Bean and Gov. Barbara Roberts at Election Night at the Portland Hilton on Tuesday night. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Christian Gaston

Gov. Kitzhaber's campaign policy advisor Christian Gaston at Election Night at the Portland Hilton on Tuesday night. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Jennifer and Paul

Election night District 36 winner Jennifer Williamson and her husband Paul Loving at Election Night at the Portland Hilton on Tuesday night. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Serena and Carmen

Serena Cruz-Walsh and Carmen Rubio at Election Night at the Portland Hilton on Tuesday night. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Diane and Kate

Diane Linn and Sec. of State Kate Brown at Election Night at the Portland Hilton on Tuesday night. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Jake and Maggie

Jake and Maggie Oken-Berg at Election Night at the Portland Hilton on Tuesday night. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Suzanne Bonamici

Suzanne Bonamici at Election Night at the Portland Hilton on Tuesday night. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Tina and Amiee

Speaker of the House Tina Kotek and Aimee Wilson at Election Night at the Portland Hilton on Tuesday night. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

 
 

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