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|Low turnout marks election|
Congressman Rodney Alexander handily won re-election in his bid for a fourth term Saturday, when he beat out Republican challenger Andy Clack of Rayville.
Amid an expectedly-low turnout, Alexander topped Clack by some 80 percentage points, garnering 90 percent of the overall vote to Clack's ten percent.
Franklin Parish registrar of voters Geneva Cupp said very few of the parish's 13,820 registered voters came out for Saturday's primary.
According to unofficial returns posted on the Louisiana Secretary of State's web site, just under ten percent of voters made it to the polls.
Voters looked favorably on incumbents and a half-cent tax renewal proposed by the Franklin Police Jury.
Some 78 percent of voters sided with the jury's request for a 5-year renewal of the tax, which is used to fund maintenance and capital outlay projects throughout the parish.
In the race for District 5 constable, incumbent Don Beaube bested challenger Jerry Reeves.
Beaube secured almost 58 percent of the 119 votes cast, overcoming Reeves by just under 15 percent of the vote.
In the final state-wide race on the ballot, Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell easily defeated challenger Jimmy Crowley by more than 60 percentage points.
In Franklin, Campbell drew 80 percent of all votes cast, over Crowley's twenty percent to secure another term as Public Service Commissioner.
Campbell's victory comes on the heals of his defeat in his race for governor against Bobby Jindal last year.