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San Francisco Republicans respond to election results

Artjoms Konohovs

There were about a hundred people at the official San Francisco Republican Party election night event. Most of the men were dressed in suits and many women were wearing red cocktail dresses. But the party didn't last for long. In fact, many attendees were surprised by how quickly the presidential race was decided.

“Personally, I kind of predicted... I thought he'd win for a while,” said Republican John Dennis, who lost his race against House minority leader Nancy Pelosi. He wasn't too surprised by either loss, his or Romney's.

“It' difficult for an incumbent to lose, frankly. Secondly, I don't think there is too much difference between two candidates. So I don't think we are going to see much policy change in the real issues that matter,” he added.

The head of the San Francisco Republican party Harmeet Dhillon ran against incumbent Mark Leno for his state Senate seat, and also lost last night. She was not too disappointed though, saying she and the Republicans could take lesson on determination from one of their predecessors.

“If you look at our president Lincoln, he lost a lot of elections. He knew he's not going to win when he ran, but he ran out of principle. And we run out of principle here in California. I ran because I am an American, I'm a taxpayer and I cannot accept out current leadership. I might not win this time, I might win in the future,” said Dhillon. But she won't wait until then to bring change to California.

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