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Philadelphia Democrats Celebrate Obama’s Re-election

Democratic campaign workers celebrate President Obama's re-election at the president's Philadelphia headquarters. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Democratic campaign workers celebrate President Obama’s re-election at the president’s Philadelphia headquarters. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

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By Mike DeNardo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Democratic campaign workers erupted in jubilation Tuesday night as the TV screen at President Barack Obama’s Philadelphia headquarters showed the president with enough electoral votes to be re-elected.

Ecstatic Obama campaign volunteers and supporters embraced, cheered at the top of their lungs and chanted “four more years” when President Obama’s projected victory went up on the big screen TV.

“It was just a dream come true. We got four more years,” says campaign worker Jamal Jackson. “Four more years of the best man for the job. This is overwhelming.”

Mayor Michael Nutter says even with the Voter ID effort, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania voters turned out like a freight train.

“ID, no ID, suppressions, no suppression,” Nutter says. “Folks said we’re going to vote strong, we’re going to vote hard, we’re going to vote long. And you see what happened.”

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