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George P. Roars, Abbott Soars--Election Victory Party Mixer

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An excited George P. Bush gives his victory speech at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas on election night November 4, 2014.—Photo by Joseph Earnest


by Joseph Earnest November 5, 2014   


Newscast Media AUSTIN, Texas—November 4, was a big day for the GOP across the country as voters participated in the mid-terms in their home states. Republicans now control both the Senate and House with a super majority, making Obama a lame duck president. The Conservatives cleaned the Senate with 52 seats compared to 43 seats for the Dems, while ABC News projected that Republicans had won 239 seats in the House to 180 for Democrats.


Texas was certainly a point of interest as Team Obama poured over $40,000,000  into the Wendy Davis campaign. who was vying for the governorship of Texas.


For Davis, it wasn't meant to be, and she gracefully accepted defeat after the polls showed she was losing in double digits to Governor-elect Greg Abbott. The night ended with Abbott garnering 58 percent of the vote, while Davis had 41 percent.


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Ryan Sitton, George P. Bush and Sid Miller won the races for Texas Railroad Commissioner, Texas Land Commissioner and Texas Agriculture Commissioner respectively.—Photo by Joseph Earnest


In other races, George P. Bush won the Texas Land Commissioner race, Dan Patrick won Lieutenant Governor, Ken Paxton is the new Attorney General-elect, while Glenn Hegar became the Comptroller-elect.


The Republican Party of Texas threw an election night victory party mixer at the Moody Theater in Austin, and Newscast Media was invited to cover the event in real time. Below are the highlights of Nov 4:


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Sound engineers and members of the media setting up their equipment inside the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas as voters await results of the mid-term elections. —Photo by Joseph Earnest media

Media practitioners were the first to be let inside the venue, and had a separate area and stands where laptops and cameras with tripods could be operated. —Photo by Joseph Earnest Ryan Sitton railroad commissioner

Railroad Commissioner-elect Ryan Sitton is a native Texan and graduate of Texas A&M University where he obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering. With over fifteen years of experience in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industry, Ryan is an active member of several industry groups including: The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers (TAEP), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Petroleum Institute (API).—Photo by Joseph Earnest Ryan Sitton and Jennifer Sitton

In 2006 Ryan and his wife Jennifer founded PinnacleAIS, an engineering and technology company focused on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries. Since 2006 Pinnacle has experienced substantial growth, recently surpassing 300 employees. Inc. Magazine recognized Pinnacle in 2012 and 2013 as one of the top 1,500 fastest growing, privately held companies in the world.

—Photo by Joseph Earnest

Newscast Media has followed George P. Bush's debut into politics from the day he announced he was entering the ring. Here is a recap of George P. Bush's entry into Texas politics captured by Newcast Media a year ago on Nov. 7, 2013. (pop-up)

George P. traversed the state, campaigning in every county and built a potent grassroots army of voters that propelled him into office on Nov. 4, 2014.

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 George P. Bush's insane campaign bus which has literally been his home for the past 12 months as he campaigned across Texas seeking votes for office.—Photo by Joseph Earnest



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A bronze statue of country legend Willie Nelson at the entrance of Moody Theater where the victory party took place on November 4, 2014.—Photo by Joseph Earnest

George P. Bush's wife Amanda congratulating him on his victory. —Photo by Joseph Earnest



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United States Senator Ted Cruz sent a clear message to Obama that Obamacare would be repealed eventually.—Photo by Joseph Earnest


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Governor Rick Perry  is determined to squeeze and silence the heartbeat of Battleground Texas, a Liberal group that attempted to turn Texas blue.—Photo by Joseph Earnest


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 There is a lot of speculation that Gov. Rick Perry will run for president in 2016. Perry is currently keeping his lips sealed about his future endeavors, but is actively engaged in national politics. Rick Perry is the longest serving governor in the history of Texas and is responsible for making Texas the number one job creator in America for the past decade. Texas alone has the world's 13 largest economy, eclipsing several European, Asian and Latin American countries. —Photo by Joseph Earnest


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 Austin was a city built to be walked upon. Many Austinites prefer to walk to work or ride bicycles, that's why you will hardly see an overweight person from Austin, since they walk a lot, which provides daily exercise for them. Cities like San Antonio and Houston have populations that are a little on the larger side, as most people in those cities prefer to drive, which deprives them of exercise.

—Photo by Joseph Earnest


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Austin at dusk. As you can see in the left middle lane, is a cyclist riding his bicycle at the end of the day. This street is called Congress Avenue and leads directly to the Capitol building—Photo by Joseph Earnest


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Moody Theater had a full house, as voters enthusiastically awaited the election results. Upon announcing that Greg Abbott had won, the crowd went berserk, while the victorious candidates were backstage preparing to address the audience.—Photo by Joseph Earnest 


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FOX News had live coverage of the election, and sent the crowd into a frenzy with this infographic showing Greg Abbott ahead by double digits.—Photo by Joseph Earnest 


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Governor-elect Greg Abbott surrounded by relatives as he graces the stage at Moody Theater. Voters were in a celebratory mood on election night.—Photo by Joseph Earnest


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Greg Abbott kisses his mother-in-law while his extended family stands behind him to demonstrate their support for the man they campaigned tirelessly for.—Photo by Joseph Earnest


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Greg Abbott with his wife Cecilia (left) of 33 years, and his daughter Audrey basking in the glory of their victory. Cecilia has made history by becoming the first Hispanic First Lady in the history of Texas. Cecilia is a product of the American Dream.  The granddaughter of immigrants from Mexico, Cecilia was raised in Texas by parents who were both educators. She is an educator herself and was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the State Board of Educator Certification, where she served from 2001 to 2008.

—Photo by Joseph Earnest 


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Governor-elect Abbott has one message for Obama: "Don't mess with Texas."—Photo by Joseph Earnest 


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The lobby of Moody Theater set the stage as the Republican camp anticipated a resounding victory of Greg Abbott over Democrat opponent Wendy Davis.—Photo by Joseph Earnest

If you have watched PBS, you might be familiar with the Austin City Limits program that hosts a vast pool of talented acts. This is the theater from which those programs are broadcast, and is the same that hosted the Texas Victory Party Mixer on Nov. 4, 2014.—Photo by Joseph Earnest 


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Musician Pat Green serenading the crowd while the night was still young. Members of the media were updating their social media pages and uploading content from the event to their Web servers.

—Photo by Joseph Earnest 


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 Austin at dusk in front of the Texas Capitol building—Photo by Joseph Earnest 


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