By: AP
By: AP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Control of the U.S. House could be affected by Congressional elections in Alabama's 2nd and 5th districts, while in the 7th District Terri Sewell is poised to become the state's first black woman elected to Congress.

In southeast Alabama's 2nd district, incumbent "Blue Dog" Democrat Bobby Bright faces a spirited challenge from Republican Martha Roby. She seeks to reclaim the seat held by the GOP for 44 years until Bright won it in 2008.

Republicans have not won the 5th district seat in north Alabama in more than 130 years. But the GOP's Mo Brooks appears in position to turn back Democrat Steve Raby.

A Democrat, Sewell is favored to win in the heavily black and Democratic 7th district.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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