Election Day 2014

Been very busy lately, so no blog post of my work from October. But here is a special treat! I was able to cover Election Day this year and it was quite exciting.

Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) and her husband Rick arrive at the Elks Lodge in Murphysboro, Ill., to cheers and applause from supporters. Terri Bryant defeated Bill Kilquist (D-Murphysboro) to win the 115th House District.

Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) and her husband Rick arrive at the Elks Lodge in Murphysboro, Ill., to cheers and applause from supporters. Terri Bryant defeated Bill Kilquist (D-Murphysboro) to win the 115th House District.

Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) embraces her mother, Susan Bear, of Atlanta, Ga.

Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) embraces her mother, Susan Bear, of Atlanta, Ga.

Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) answers questions from local media before delivering her victory speech.

Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) answers questions from local media before delivering her victory speech.

Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) walks through the aisle of supporters after winning the Illinois 12th Congressional District against Bill Enyart (D-Belleville). Bost is the first Republican to represent the Illinois 12th Congressional District since 1993, and is the first Republican in 70 years to serve Southern Illinois in Congress.

Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) walks through the aisle of supporters after winning the Illinois 12th Congressional District against Bill Enyart (D-Belleville). Bost is the first Republican to represent the Illinois 12th Congressional District since 1993, and is the first Republican in 70 years to serve Southern Illinois in Congress.

Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) and Terri Bryant  (R-Murphysboro) embrace.

Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) and Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) embrace.

Mike Bost  (R-Murphysboro) gives his victory speech. "I thank you so very much for the opportunity to serve you," Bost said. "I have had one of the best staffs that I could ever ask for to put this together."

Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) gives his victory speech. "I thank you so very much for the opportunity to serve you," Bost said. "I have had one of the best staffs that I could ever ask for to put this together."

Mike Bost  (R-Murphysboro) answers questions from local media after delivering his victory speech.

Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) answers questions from local media after delivering his victory speech.