Democrat Sewell beats Johnson in Ala. 7th District

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., addresses the congregation at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. The church held a ceremony honoring the memory of the four young girls who were killed by a bomb placed outside the church 50 years ago by members of the Ku Klux Klan. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – 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.

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