Sewell to Face Johnson in Alabama Congressional Race

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Montgomery, Ala. Two candidates are squaring off in Tuesday's Democratic primary for the 7th congressional district.

Incumbent congresswoman Terri Sewell is running for re-election to represent Alabama's only majority black district in the House of Representatives. Sewell says she has brought jobs and other improvements into the district and is seeking a third term.

Her challenger is Tamara Harris Johnson. Johnson is a former attorney for the city of Birmingham.

Johnson says she wants to do more to help farmers in the heavily rural district and criticized Sewell for not doing enough.

The winner of the Democratic primary will likely end up in Congress, since there are no Republicans running.

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