The mood here at 8 pm is very upbeat among supporters of Roy Blunt at the University Plaza Hotel in Springfield. Early predictions of a Blunt win have people smiling. I saw someone coming in the room with victory buttons but they didn't take them out yet.
We hear that Roy Blunt is expected to be here at around 9pm possible for a victory speech.
Former Missouri Governor Matt Blunt just came out to speak about his father and the election. Says the counry is sending a strong message to President Obama, Speaker Pelosi, and Sen Harry Reid. He adds he thinks the early predictions will be true and his father will win the senate seat tonight. He says his farther has not heard from Robin Carnahan.
Blunt's staff says so far they have not heard from the Carnahan camp. They feel real good about this early lead. Now we're hearing Blunt may be out here by 9:15.
Indications are Roy Blunt will be out soon to make a victory speech. Possibly in 10 minutes.
Blunt family on stage. Campaign video playing now. Roy Blunt expected soon. Tune to News 4.
That's it from here, Blunt made his victory speech and left the room. We're told he's heading back to Washington tomorrow. TV crews now gathering up their gear and heading home.