Alexander Is the New Senate GOP Conference Chair
Running a more moderate campaign based on reaching out to centrist and independent senators, Alexander, 67, won by a nearly 2-1 margin in a race that was shaped along generational and stylistic lines. Burr, 52, based his appeal on his rock-ribbed conservative credentials and, more importantly, a confrational approach toward dealing with the majority Democrats.
"I look forward to working with Senator McConnell and the entire Republican leadership team as we work to solidify our party's base while attracting more independents," Alexander said after his secret-ballot victory this morning.
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December 6, 2007; 11:04 AM ET
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