Mood at RNC victory party

Republicans are staging very subdued election night event in downtown D.C.

News media packed into a balloon and banner-free Hyatt ballroom and awaited the appearance of House Minority Leader John Boehner, who, if predictions are accurate, will be the next House speaker.

Republican insiders said the event will be low-key and will not be a wild celebration, out of respect for the angry mood of the electorate.

“While the mood of the crowd will be likely be upbeat, the tone of the overall event will be serious and reflective of the challenges that lie ahead for our nation,” a top GOP aide said. “This is not a time for celebration. It wouldn’t be right to have a balloon drop and party hats when nearly one in 10 Americans are out of work.”

Boehner will be watching election results at the hotel and calling candidates as those results come in.

After that, Boehner will address the crowd along with RNC Chairman Michael Steele and other GOP luminaries.

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