vote 2012 http://apr.org en Alabama's Last Democrat in Statewide Office Leaves http://apr.org/post/alabamas-last-democrat-statewide-office-leaves <DIV> <P>Alabama's last Democrat in statewide office, Lucy Baxley, is handing over the presidency of the Public Service Commission to Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh.</P> <P>Cavanaugh polled about 55 percent of the vote against Baxley. She will be sworn into office at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Montgomery. The 74-year-old Baxley told fellow Democrats Tuesday night that this was her last race.</P> <P>Cavanaugh's victory was part of a sweep for Republicans in statewide races. Mitt Romney carried the state in the presidential race and Roy Moore won back his old job as chief justice. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:17:17 +0000 The Associated Press 20371 at http://apr.org Alabama's Last Democrat in Statewide Office Leaves