DULUTH-You watched it. President Barack Obama squared in his first debate with his challenger Governor Mitt Romney on Wednesday night.
One viewing party happened at the University of Minnesota-Duluth inside the Montague Hall auditorium.
Put on the Democratic group "Organizing for America", it was the largest viewing party in the area - attended by about 150
Former UMD President of the Democratic Student Group, Zack Filipovich, said his initial reaction was a feeling of support for President's defense of healthcare reform.
"You could hear the cheers of support when the President spoke about expanding healthcare requirements for students, allowing them to stay on their parents plans until age 26," Filipovich said.
Republicans in Douglas County held their own viewing party on the same night. Group President Craig Rosand spoke about what he was looking for.
"It's a pretty low bar for Governor Romney to get over considering the president's record," Rosand said.
"What I'm looking for is for [Romney] to articulate a plan how government isn't the solution to the economic problems – government is the problem. That what we need is less spending, less government, less intrusion by the government so that the job creators in the private sector can create more jobs and more prosperity," Rosand said.
The next debate between Vice President Joe Biden and GOP Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan will be held on Friday, October 12.