More than a thousand supporters of Republican Senate hopeful Scott Brown are celebrating at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. (PHOTO CREDIT: Rachel Streitfeld/CNN)
Boston (CNN) – It's a party atmosphere inside the main ballroom at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. That's where more than a thousand supporters of Republican Senate hopeful Scott Brown are celebrating what they hope will be their party's first senate victory in Massachusetts since 1972.
Former Boston College and pro football quarterback Doug Flutie and his band are playing crowd-pleasing classic songs like "Sweet Home Alabama."
An Uncle Sam look-alike dressed in sequins is dancing in celebration.
A Brown campaign official tells CNN that the candidate, a state Senator, is watching election returns with his family in a hotel suite. He is being joined by former Massachusetts governor and 2008 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.