(MOBILE, Ala.) Despite the presidential outcome, statewide results have given Alabama Republicans reason to smile.
Mobile County's Republican Party is sorting through all the figures, and members are strategizing how to move forward.
The part republicans in our state are taking note of: the fact that every statewide elected official is a member of their party.
One key member of the party, Alabama 1st District Congressman Jo Bonner.
We reached him by phone this afternoon, and while he's pleased with local races, he admitted the party took a couple of hits nationally.
Now that the President has been elected to serve a second term, compromise is key.
Bonner says there are several issues where the republican party is firm on its stance -- whether it's the bush tax cuts set to expire, healthcare, or the national deficit.
Congress will return for the lame duck session next week and Bonner says there's no time to waste.
"The Republican party is going to have to do some soul searching. We're going to have to look to where we are not connecting with people that should be comfortable in the Republican Party and I think that will happen in the coming days and weeks," Bonner said. "Not with any motivation other than to find are we not doing a good enough job communicating what we stand for."