Sen. Ted Cruz supporters gathered in a Columbia restaurant Monday night to celebrate his big win in the Republican Iowa Caucus.
The RSVP watch party, hosted by Wing's 'n Ale on Bush River Road, gave supporters a chance to cheer the Texas senator's victory with 28 percent of the Iowa vote.
"We're just having a good time fellow shipping together," Brian Whitehead said.
Crowds showed their support with positive reactions and lots of Cruz gear. Some said the Iowa win will result in a strong performance moving towards South Carolina's primary. Another said this win gives non-supporters a chance to discard the negativity they may have heard about Cruz and recognize the truth.
"Trump has said a lots of lies, Rubio has said a lot of lies against Cruz and if they search it out - if they research it, they'll find out that what those people said are not true and this reinforces it is what I'm saying because the people are with him," said Carolyn Church.
Cruz's four percent win over billionaire Donald Trump could possibly change the presidential race moving forward.
USC political science professor, Todd Shaw, says the win will give Ted Cruz a bit of a bounce as the candidates move along.
"It was a toss-up as to whether or not Donald Trump would win because the polls to some instances had favored Trump, but Cruz proved that getting the polls and mobilizing troops - that's what matters most, Shaw said.
Cruz is now in New Hampshire, which will hold its primary on February 9. For more information of Ted Cruz upcoming events click here.