MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Former Alabama Republican Party chairman Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh has easily turned back political newcomer Stephen Evans of Dothan in the GOP runoff for the place 1 seat on the Alabama Public Service Commission.
With about three-fourths of the precincts reporting Tuesday night, Cavanaugh was receiving 61 percent of the vote to 39 percent for Davis.
Cavanaugh faces veteran Democratic incumbent Jan Cook in the Nov. 2 general election.
The 44-year-old Cavanaugh was the first woman to serve as chairman of the Alabama Republican Party and has worked as a senior adviser to Gov. Bob Riley.
Evans is a 26-year-old newcomer to Alabama politic. He works as a retirement plan adviser.