Party blog

Columnists Carrie Rengers and Denise Neil made the rounds of Election Night soirees on Tuesday for The Eagle's Partyblog! Here are excerpts:

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The numbers coming in over the television aren't good for Robert Tillman, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, District 4.

But the etouffee is. Tillman and a collection of friends and relatives are gathered at his spacious Beacon Hill home, playing dominoes, snacking on catered etouffee, greens and cobbler and enjoying themselves despite the results.

Juanita Blackmon, a candidate for Sedgwick County commissioner, also is at the party and also isn't seeing election returns in her favor, but she did see a lot of "smiles and positive energy" at the party — a nice consolation, she said.