Obama supporters in Ohio party on historic night

CLEVELAND (AP) - Barack Obama's supporters held champagne flutes above their heads for a toast they only dreamed of making.

"To the first African-American president in the history of the United States," they shouted in unison at celebration house party.

"Only in America," one of them said.

On an unusually warm November night, Clevelanders - many of them originally from outside Ohio - raised their glasses to Obama, the Democratic senator from Illinois and the first black to win the White House. At a party on the city's east side, Obama's supporters reacted with hugs and a few tears at Obama's victory over Republican John McCain.

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