Alexander wins second term
Alexander, who switched from the Democratic to Republican Party during qualifying in September, garnered 59 percent of the vote to easily outdistance Zelma "Tisa" Blakes, D-Monroe, and Jock Scott, R-Alexandria.
Complete, but unofficial returns gave Alexander 141,310 votes. Blakes, a political novice, drew 25 percent or 58,545 votes. Scott, a former state representative, drew 16 percent or 37.931 votes.