Deschutes Democrats gathered at Bend’s Community Center to watch the returns come in last night.
The group's Chairman, Laurie Gould says she hopes the solid victory sends a message to lawmakers and the president to work together. “I really hope his victory and the fact that Senate Democrat candidates overcame extreme right wing candidates means they really want centrist position. They want moderation, cooperation. Voters don't like extreme on either end of the spectrum. They expect the House, Senate and President and expect them to work together for the country.”
The Democrats retained control of the senate and the republicans retained control of the U.S. House.