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Sewell wins in landslide

On Tuesday, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (R-Selma) crushed her Democratic primary opponent Chris Davis to win the Democratic nomination for Alabama's Seventh Congressional District for the eighth time.

Davis received just 4,709 votes which was less than 7.39 percent of the votes cast. Sewell received 63,749 votes – an incredible 92.61% of the votes cast in the election.

Sewell thanked the voters for the faith they have in her.

"To every voter who supported our campaign, I say thank you," Sewell said in a statement. "It is because of your support that I can officially announce that I am the Democratic nominee for Alabama's 7th Congressional District."

"While we celebrate our victory tonight, we know that our fight is not over. There is too much at stake for us to be on the sidelines," Sewell continued. "We have to keep working to lower costs and grow our economy. We have to keep working to make healthcare more affordable. We have to keep working to make our communities safer. And we have to protect our democracy and our sacred right to vote from those who seek to take us back."

"I look forward to us working together as we march toward November and victory," Sewell concluded. "Thank you again for your support. It is an honor to represent you in Congress, and I look forward to the work that lies ahead."

Sewell is a Selma native and a former attorney.

She faces Republican nominee Robin Litaker in the November 5 general election.

Sewell is running for her eighth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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