From The Grio — Democrat Terri Sewell has become the first black woman to be elected to the U.S.House from Alabama.

Sewell won the 7th District seat Tuesday, defeating Republican businessman Don Chamberlain. Early, unofficial returns showed her pulling about three-fourths of the vote.

Sewell, who is from Selma and practices law in Birmingham, won easily in the heavily black and Democratic district, which stretches from downtown Birmingham into west and southwest Alabama. She said the district needs better jobs and health care.

She fills the seat left vacant by U.S. Rep. Artur Davis, who lost a bid to become Alabama’s first black governor.

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  • Clnmike

    Congrats to her, and from Bama to boot.

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  • That was about the only happiness that was given to Alabama during this election. But in t meantime and between time…YOU GO GIRL!