Tonight, Missouri elected Jay Nixon as the state’s 55th Governor. He addressed around 1,500 supporters at the Pageant Theater in St. Louis.
Nixon spent time this morning in his hometown of DeSoto, Mo. He referenced his time there in his speech.
"I saw in DeSoto many of the same challenges that I have seen throughout our great state over the past few years. But I also saw the same hope. The same belief in our common opportunity. The same strength of our people. Because whether you live in DeSoto or St. Louis. Kansas City or Cape Girardeau. St. Joe, Hannibal or Springfield and everywhere in between. We all know that Missouri’s best days are ahead of us." [ Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI ]