Many party leaders and supporters spent Tuesday night together, watching vote returns come in. With some of the races bruising, U.S. Rep. Billy Long says it's time to put those tough primary campaigns aside. "We just need to get everyone united. We've had so many negative ads- I didn't run one negative ad but a lot of people did and there's going to be a lot of animosity," Long told KOLR10 News. "We gotta forget that. This was a Republican primary and we need to pull together and work together to pick up the U.S. Senate and the White House."
Willard state representative Shane Schoeller won his party's nomination for Missouri Secretary of State. He believes momentum is on the side of the GOP. "I think clearly this is a good year for Republicans. I think there's a number of citizens tired of bigger government- they don't want to see government as the answer," Schoeller says. "They want to see us put our government back in the hands of the people and that's clearly been our message we want to reduce the regulations and do all we can to protect hard working Missourians from any unnecessary burden of government"
Now Republicans say they're hoping to come together to win majorities in November.