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Candidate: Terri A. Sewell
Office: U.S. House of Representatives, Alabama, District 7
Opponent: Republican candidate Don Chamberlin
Why the race matters: If elected, the Ivy League-trained attorney will be the first African American woman to represent Alabama in Congress
Constituency: Black majority district, largely urban
Financing: $1,180,977 as of June 30, 2010. Chamberlin has not received enough campaign donations to warrant a report.
Key issues: Job creation for the district, education, infrastructure improvements, and rural healthcare
Political support: President Barack Obama, EMILYÔÇÖs list, outgoing Rep. Artur Davis, Birmingham News
Chances of winning: Sewell is predicted to win the election handily