If a candidate's election-night plans are any indication of their campaigns' mindsets, we found recent announcements from Karol Collymore and Loretta Smith particularly interesting. The two women are vying to represent North and Northeast Portland on the Multnomah County Board of Commissioners.

Collymore's friend, Stephen Marc Beaudoin, sent out Facebook invitations last week to "join us in celebrating Karol Collymore" on election night at Mississippi Studios.

Smith, meanwhile, is taking her party outside the district she hopes to represent. She'll be partying in the downtown Portland Hilton along with gubernatorial candidate John Kitzhaber and other big-name Democrats.

The art attached to Smith's invitation suggests she's already measuring drapes for a county commissioner's office.