Democratic Rep. Terri Sewell beats Tamara Johnson in Alabama's 7th District

Democratic Rep. Terri Sewell beats Tamara Johnson in Alabama's 7th District

June 3rd, 2014 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Rep. Terri Sewell has won the Democratic nomination for a third term in Alabama's 7th congressional district.

Sewell defeated Birmingham attorney Tamara Harris Johnson in the primary election Tuesday.

Sewell doesn't have any Republican opposition in November, so winning the primary is tantamount to re-election.

Sewell is the lone black and the only Democratic member of Alabama's congressional delegation. The 7th District includes the inner-city neighborhoods of Birmingham and Montgomery and much of the rural Black Belt of west Alabama.