Nov 8, 2011 5:54 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP

Donelon and Strain get largest victory margins

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - While pundits were saying that Gov., Bobby Jindal, with almost 66 percent of the vote, rolled up the most lopsided win in a governor's race in recent times, he fell short of the victory margins scored by Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon and Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain.
Both rolled up a larger percentage of votes in the Oct. 22 primary, according to The Times-Picayune.
According to official returns issued by the Secretary of State's office, Donelon, a Republican, defeated his lone Democratic opponent Donald Hodge 67.45 percent to 32.55 percent.
Strain defeated two little-known candidates to win with 66.5 percent of the vote. Democrat, first-time candidate Jamie LaBranche of LaPlace received 27.8 percent, and Reform Party candidate Belinda Alexandrenko received about 5.7 percent.


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