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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Rodney Alexander (R-La.)

District: 5th District
Political Highlights: Jackson Parish Police Jury, 1972-87; La. House, 1988-2002; U.S. House of Representatives, 2003-13
Born: Dec. 5, 1946; Quitman, La.
Residence: Quitman
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Nancy Alexander; three children
Education: Louisiana Tech U., attended 1965; U. of Louisiana, Monroe, B.A. 2009
Military Service: Air Force Reserve, 1965-71
Start of Service: Elected: 2002 (6th term)
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Energy-Water; Labor-HHS-Education - Vice Chairman; Legislative Branch - Chairman); Joint Library

Election History
2012generalRodney Alexander (R) 202,53677.8
Ron Ceasar (NOP) 37,48614.4
Clay Grant (LIBERT) 20,1947.8
2010generalRodney Alexander (R) 122,03378.6
Tom Gibbs (NPA) 33,27921.4
2008generalRodney Alexander (R) 00.0
2006generalRodney Alexander (R) 78,21168.3
Gloria Hearn (D) 33,23329.0
Brent Sanders (LIBERT) 1,8761.6
John Watts (X) 1,2621.1
2004generalRodney Alexander (R) 141,49559.4
Zelma Blakes (D) 58,59124.6
John Scott (R) 37,97116.0
2002general runoffRodney Alexander (D) 86,71850.3
Lee Fletcher (R) 85,74449.7
2002generalRodney Alexander (D) 52,95228.7
Lee Fletcher (R) 45,27824.5
Clyde Holloway (R) 42,57323.1
Robert Barham (R) 34,53318.7
Sam Melton (D) 4,5952.5
Jack Wright (R) 3,5811.9
Vinson Mouser (I) 1,1450.6
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Louisiana is 4th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.